MSI K9N2 SLI PLATINUM User Guide

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    K9N2 SLI Platinum Series MS-7374 (v1.X) Mainboard G52-73741X1 i
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    ... following help resources for further guidance. Visit the MSI website for FAQ, technical guide, BIOS updates, driver updates, an d ot h er i n f orm at i on:... l o ba l . m s i. c o m . t w / i n d e x .p h p ? func=faqIndex Contact our technical staff at: http://support.msi.com.tw/ ii
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    ... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Always read the safety instructions carefully. Keep this User 's Manual for future reference. Keep ... situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service personnel The power cord or plug is damaged.... not work well or you can not get it work according to User 's Manual...
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    ... residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular...
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    WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement v
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    ... Chapter 2. Hardware Setup ...2-1 Quick Components Guide ...2-2 CPU (Central Processing Unit) ...2-3 Memory ...2-6 Power Supply ...2-8 Back Panel ...2-10 Connectors ...2-12 ... ...3-11 Power Management Setup ...3-13 H/W Monitor ...3-16 BIOS Setting Password ...3-17 Cell Menu ...3-18 ...
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    ...C JM icron RAID Introduction ...C-1 Introduction ...C-2 JMicron RAID BIOS Utility ...C-3 Installing Driver ...C-11 JMicron RAID Configurer ...C-13 Appendix D Dual Core Center ...D-1 Activating Dual Core Center ...D-2 Main ...D-3 DOT(Dyanmic OverClocking) ...
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    ...Platinum Series (MS-7374 v1.X) ATX mainboard. The K9N2 SLI Platinum Series mainboards are based on NVIDIA® nForce750a SLI single chipset for... AM D ® Phenom/Athlon/ Sempron series in Socket AM2/ AM2+, the K9N2 SLI Platinum Series deliver a high performance and professional desktop platform solution....
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    ... - AM2 CPU supports Hyper Transport 1.0 - AM2+ CPU supports Hyper Transport 3.0 Chipset - NVIDIA ® nForce 750a SLI (MCP 72P) chipset M emory Support -... - Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec IDE - 2 IDE ports (one by nForce 750a SLI, one by JMB363) - Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/...
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    ...TPM Slots - 2 PCI Express x16 slots compatible with PCIE 2.0 specification, supports SLI mode a. the mazarine PCIE x16 (PCI_E1) slot supports up... intend to use both PCIE x16 slots, please use them with graphics cards in SLI mode and these two PCIE x16 lanes will auto arrange from x16/ x0 to x8/ x8 - ...
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    ... PCI 2 JMicron JMB363 RESET PWR_BTN JUSB2 JUSB3 JAUD1 JCD1 SPDOUT1 FDD1 JFP1 J1394_1 (Opti onal) JFP2 IDE2 SYSFAN4 K9N2 SLI Platinum Series (MS-7374 v1.X) ATX Mainboard 1-4 SATA1_3 SATA5 SATA2_4 SATA6 SYSFAN3 ATX1
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    Getting Started Packing Checklist MSI motherboard MSI Driver/Utility CD SLI Video Link Card Power Cable SATA Cable IDE Cable external SATA Cable Floppy Cable (Optional) 1394 Bracket (Optional) User 's Guide Back IO Shield * The pictures ...
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    Hardware Setup Chapter 2 Hardware Setup This chapter provides you with the information about hardware setup procedures. While doing the installation, be careful in holding the components and follow the installation procedures. For some components, if you install in the wrong orientation, the ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Quick Components Guide JPW3, p.2-8 JPW2, p.2-8 CPU, p.2-3 CPUFAN1, p.2-14 SYSFAN2, p.2-14 DDR2 DIMMs, p.2-6 Back Panel ... SYSFAN1, p.2-14 PCI Express slots, p.2-20 JCI1, p.2-15 SYSFAN3 , p.2-14 SATA, p.2-13 JTPM1, p.2-17 JCOM1, p.2-16 CLEAR CMOS, p.2-19 JUSB1~3, ...
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    ... ® Phenom/ Athlon/ Sempron processors in Socket AM2/ AM2+. The Socket AM2/ AM2+ offer a easy CPU installation. W hen you ... them before turning on the computer. For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://global.msi.com.tw/index. php?func=cpuform Important Overheating Overheating will ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard CPU Installation Procedures for Socket AM2/ AM2+ 1. Please turn off the power and unplug the power cord before installing the CPU. Sliding the plate Open the lever 2. Pull the lever s ideways away from the socket. Make sure to raise the lever up to a 90-degree angle. ...
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    ...to purchase and install them before turning on the computer. Important 1. Read the CPU status in BIOS (Chapter 3). 2. Mainboard photos shown in this section are for demonstration of the CPU/ cooler installation only. The appearance of your mainboard may vary depending on...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Memory These DIMM slots are used for installing memory modules. For more information ... compatible components, please visit http://global.msi.com. tw/index.php?func=testreport DDR2...-up, always insert the memory modules into the DIM M1 first. - Due to the chipset resource deployment...
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    ...slot. Then push it in until the golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the DIMM slot....each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close when the memory module is properly seated. Important You... is properly inserted in the DIMM slot. 3. Manually check if the memory module has been...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Power Supply ATX 24-Pin Power Connector: ATX1 This connector allows you to connect an ...: JPW3/ JPW2 This JPW 3 power connector is used to provide power to the CPU. This JPW2 power connector is used to provide power to stable the operation of graphics card. Pin Definition 8 5 PIN ...
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    ... 450 watts power supply to support the needs of SLI technology in the system. Important Notification about Power Issue NForce chipset is very sensitive to ESD ...therefore this issue mostly happens while the users intensively swap memory modules under S5 (power-off) states, and ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Back Panel Mouse LAN DVI-D Port USB Port ESATA Port Line-Out CS-Out Line-In RS-Out ... that the other end of the cable is properly connected to your monitor (refer to your monitor manual for more information.) 1394 Port (optional) The IEEE1394 port on the back panel provides ...
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    ... rate is selected. ESATA Port This ESATA (External Serial ATA) port is used to connect the external SATA device. You can also use the optional external SATA cable to connect SATA device and ESATA port. Audio Ports These audio connectors are used for audio ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Connectors IDE Connector: IDE1 / IDE2 This connector supports IDE hard disk drives, optical disk drives ... and a Slave drive. Important If you install two IDE devices on the same cable, you must configure the drives separately to master / slave mode by setting jumpers. Refer to ...
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    Hardware Setup Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 This connector supports 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB or 2.88MB floppy disk drive. FDD1 Serial ATA Connector...cable into 90-degrees angle. Otherwise, data loss may occur during transmission. 2. SATA5 & SATA 6 support AHCI mode and RAID mode only. 2-13
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    ... S-7374 M ainboard Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1, SYSFAN1/ 2/ 3/ 4 The fan power connectors support ... SYSFAN1/2/3 SYSFAN4 Important 1. Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at processor 's official website or consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan. 2. CPUFAN1 supports fan control. You ...
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    ...the front panel audio and is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. 2 1 10 9 JAUD1 HD Audio Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 ...show a warning message on the screen. To clear the warning, you must enter the BIOS utility and clear the record. GND CINTRU 1 JCI1 CD-In Connector:...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Front USB Connector: JUSB1/ JUSB2/ JUSB3 This connector, compliant with Intel® I/O Connectivity Design Guide, is ideal for connecting high-speed USB interface peripherals such as USB HDD, digital cameras, M P3 players...
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    ... (optional) TPM Module Connector: JTPM1 (optional) This connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module (optional). Please refer to the TPM security platform manual for more details and usages. 14 13 2 1 JTPM1 Pin 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 Signal LCLK LRST# LAD0 LAD1 LAD2 LAD3 LFRAME# ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Front Panel Connectors: JFP1, JFP2 These connectors are for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs. The JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. Power Power LED Switch + JFP1 2 1 HDD Reset LED Switch + + ...
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    ... on board that has a power supply from external battery to keep the system configuration data. With the CMOS RAM, the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. If you want to clear the system configuration, use the button to clear data. Press the button to clear the data....
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    ...Slot (PCI_E2) Blue PCI Express x 16 Slot supports up to PCI Express 2.0 x 8 speed (PCI_E3) ... supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion card to configure any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration. 2-20
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    ..., the two GPU cards must be connected by an SLI Video Link card. SLI Video Link Card If ... PCI Express x16 slots. W ith two cards installed, an SLI Video Link Card is required to connect the golden ... a monitor to the first PCI Express card. SLI Video Link Card Important 1. The photos shown in this ...
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    ...is completed, restart the system and install the NV SLI driver/utility. A configuration panel will be provided for ... SLI function for the onboard graphics cards (concerning the details of SLI settings, please refer to your ... you want to remove one graphics card and quit the SLI function, make sure the...
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    ...with an NVIDIA discrete GPU. Enabling Hybrid SLI Technology Power off the system and install the NVIDIA SLI graphic card that supports Hybrid SLI technology. After then, power on the system and install the " NVIDIA hSLI Driver " which supports Windows Vista...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots The PCI slots support LAN cards, SCSI cards, USB cards, and other add-on cards ... configure any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration. 2-24
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    Hardware Setup LED Status Indicators LED1 LED2 LED3 LED12 LED13 LED14 LED4 LED5 LED6 LED7 LED8 LED9 LED10 LED11 LED15 LED16 Name LED1 LED2 LED3 LED12 LED13 LED14 LED15 LED16 Status Lights when the 12V power conn. is not connected. Lights when PCI_E1 slot is functional. Lights when PCI_E2...
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    ...Group2 Group1 Description Initializing Video Interface This will start detecting CPU clock, checking type ...1MB using various patterns. Early Chipset Initialization Memory Detection T est Testing onboard ... will hang if the memory module is damaged or not installed properly. Decompressing BIOS image ...
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    BIOS 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 may need to run the Setup program when: ² An error message appears on the screen during the ...
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    ... boot-up, the 1st line appearing after the memory count is the BIOS version. It is usually in the format: A7374NMS V1.0 ... refers to the chipset as I = Intel, N = nVidia, and V = VIA. 7th - 8th digit refers to the customer as MS = all standard customers. V1.0 refers to the BIOS version. 021308 refers ...
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    BIOS Setup Control Keys Enter> Move to the previous item Move to the next.... If you want to return to the main menu, just press the . General Help The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this screen from any menu by...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard The Main Menu Standard CM OS Features Use this menu for basic system configurations, such as time, date etc. Advanced BIOS Features Use this menu to setup the items of AMI® special enhanced features. Integrated Peripherals Use ...
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    BIOS Setup Load Fail-Safe Defaults Use this menu to load the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system performance. Load Optimized Defaults Use this menu to load the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard. Save & Exit ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Standard CMOS Features The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu includes some ...>. day Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Read-only. mon th The month from ...> . IDE Primary/Secondary Master/ Slave & SATA 1~6 & E-SATA1/2 Press to enter the sub-menu,...
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    ...44M, 3.5 in.], [2.88M, 3.5 in.]. System Information Press to enter the sub-menu, and the following screen appears. This sub-menu shows the CPU information, BIOS version and memory status of your system (read only). 3-7
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Advanced BIOS Features Full Screen Logo Display This item enables you to show the company logo on the ...version to be used for the operating system. You need to select the MPS version supported by your operating system. To find out which version to use, consult the vendor...
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    ...set the item to higher values. CPU Feature Press to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: SVM Support (for AM2+ CPU only) This item is used to enable or disable the AMD SVM (Secure Virtual Machine) mode. Chipset Feature Press to...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Boot Sequence Press to enter the sub-menu and the following screen ... to set the first/ second/ third boot device where BIOS attempts to load the disk operating system. Boot...menu and the following screen appears TCG/TPM SUPPORT This field is used to enable or disable TPM (...
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    BIOS Setup Integrated Peripherals USB Controller This setting allows you to enable/disable the onboard USB controller. USB Device Legacy Support Select [Enabled] if you need to use a ...) This item allows you to enable/disable the extra RAID/IDE JMB363 controller (IDE2, ESATA1 and E-SATA2...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard On-Chip ATA Devices Press to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: On... IDE controller. PCI IDE BusMaster This item allows you to enable/ disable BIOS to used PCI busmastering for reading/ writing to IDE drives. On-Chip SATA Controller This item allows you ...
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    ...BIOS supports S3 sleep mode. ACPI Function This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration .... In this state, no system context is lost (CPU or chipset) and hardware maintains all ... where the in formation of system configuration and open applications/files is saved to main memory that remains...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Re-call VGA BIOS From S3 W hen ACPI Standby State is set... this field. Selecting [Yes] allows BIOS to call VGABIOS to initialize the VGA card when system wakes up (... VGA card. Therefore, if the VGA driver of the card does not support the initialization feature, the display may work...
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    BIOS Setup Resume From S3 By PS/2 M ouse This setting determines whether the system will be awakened from what power saving modes when input signal of the PS/2 mouse is detected. Resume By PCI Device (PM E#) W hen set to [Enabled], the feature allows your system to be awakened from the power saving...
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    ...7374 M ainboard H/W Monitor Chassis Intrusion The field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis ... of the field will automatically return to [Enabled] later. CPU Smart FAN Target The mainboard provides... target value here. If the current CPU fan temperature reaches to the target value...
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    BIOS Setup BIOS Setting Password W hen you select this function, a message as below will appear ... any previously set password from CMOS memory. You will be prompted to confirm the password. Retype ... Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your system configuration. 3-17...
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    ... these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset. Current CPU/ DRAM Frequency These items show the current clocks of CPU and Memory speed. Read-only. D.O.T Control D.O.T. (..., and to adjust the best CPU frequency automatically. W hen the motherboard detects CPU is running programs, it ...
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    .... We suggest user to make sure that your CPU can afford to overclocking regularly first. If ...Quiet technology can effectively and dynamically lower CPU speed and power consumption. Important To ...be working properly, it is required to double confirm that: 1. Run BIOS Setup, and select Cell Menu. Under...
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    ... S-7374 M ainboard Adjust CPU FSB Frequency (M Hz) This item allows you to select the... item shows the adjusted CPU frequency. Read only. Advance DRAM Configuration Press ... following related items to be determined by BIOS based on the configurations on the SPD. Selecting [Manual] allows users ...
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    ... to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears. SB to AM2 FreqAuto Selecting [Disabled] allows users to configure the frequency (from SB to CPU) and the following related items manually. SB to AM 2 Freq This field selects the frequency ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Spread Spectrum This setting is used to enable or disable the Spread Spectrum feature. W hen overclocking, always set it to [Disabled]. Important 1. If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the setting at [Disabled] for optimal system stability and performance. But if you ...
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    BIOS Setup USER SETTINGS Save Settings 1/2 Select this item and press " Enter " to save any changes you have made to your current settings. Load Settings 1/2 Select this item and press " Enter " to load settings from the store. 3-23
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Load Fail-Safe/ Optimized Defaults The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS settings to the default...mainboard. The Fail-Safe Defaults are the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system performance. W hen you select ...
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    Appendix A Realtek ALC888 Audio The Realtek ALC888 provides 10-channel DAC that simultaneously supports 7.1 sound playback and 2 channels of independent s tereo s ound output (multiple streaming) through the Front-Out-Left and Front-OutRight channels.
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver You need to install the HD audio driver for Realtek ALC888 .... 2. Click Realtek HD Audio Driver . Click here Important The HD Audio Configuration software utility is under continuous update to enhance audio applications. Hence, the program ...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio 3. Click Next to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver. Click here 4. Click Finish to restart the system. S el ec t t hi s option Click here A-3
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Software Configuration After installing the audio driver, you are able to use the 2-, 4-, 6- or 8- ...corner of feature now. Click the audio icon the screen to activate the HD Audio Configuration. It is also available to enable the HD Audio Configuration by clicking the Realtek HD ...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio Sound Effect Here you can select a sound effect you like from the Environment list. Environment Simulation You will be able to enjoy different sound experience by pulling down the arrow, several kinds of sound effect will be shown for selection. Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Equalizer Selection Equalizer frees users from default settings; users may create their owned preferred settings by utilizing this tool. 10 bands of equalizer, ranging from 100Hz to 16KHz. Save The settings are saved permanently for future use Reset 10 bands of equalizer would...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio Frequently Used Equalizer Setting Realtek recognizes the needs that you might have. By leveraging our long experience at audio field, Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager provides you certain optimized equalizer settings that are frequently used for your quick enjoyment. [How to Use...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Mixer In the Mixer part, you may adjust the volumes of the rear and front panels individually. 1. Adjust Volume ... speakers into the jacks on the front panel. 2. Multi-Stream Function ALC888 supports an outstanding feature called Multi-Stream, which means you may play different ...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio W hen you are playing the first audio source (for example: use W indows Media Player to play DVD/VCD), the output will be played from the rear panel, which is the default setting. Then you must to select the Realtek HD Audio front output from the scroll list first , and use a ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard 3. Playback control Playback device Tool Mute This function is to let you freely decide which ports to output the sound. And this is essential when multistreaming playback enabled. - Realtek HD Audio Rear Output - Realtek HD Audio Front Output M u te You may choose to mute ...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio 4. Recording control Tool Mute Recording device -Back Line in/Mic, Front Lin in -Realtek HD Audio Input M u te You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute sound input. Tool - Show the following volume controls This is to let you freely ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Audio I/O In this tab, you can easily configure your multi-channel audio function and speakers. ... for 5.1-Speaker Output e. 8CH Speaker for 7.1-Speaker Output Speaker Configuration: 1. Plug the speakers in the corresponding jack. 2. Dialogue " connected device"...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio Connector Settings Click to access connector settings. Disable front panel jack detection (option) Find no function on front panel jacks? Please check if front jacks on your system are so-called AC '97 jacks. If so, please check this item to disable front panel jack detection...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard S/PDIF Short for Sony/Philips Digital Interface, a standard audio file transfer format. S/PDIF allows the transfer of digital audio signals from one device to another without having to be converted first to an analog format. Maintaining the viability of a digital signal prevents...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio Test Speakers You can select the speaker by clicking it to test its functionality. The one you select will light up and make testing sound. If any speaker fails to make sound, then check whether the cable is inserted firmly to the connector or replace the bad speakers with ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Microphone In this tab you may set the function of the microphone. Select the Noise Suppression to remove the possible noise during recording, or select Acoustic Echo Cancellation to cancel the acoustic echo during recording. Acoustic Echo Cancellation prevents playback sound ...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio 3D Audio Demo In this tab you may adjust your 3D positional audio before playing 3D audio applications like gaming. You may also select different environment to choose the most suitable environment you like. A-17
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Information In this tab it provides some information about this HD Audio Configuration utility, including Audio Driver Version, DirectX Version, Audio Controller & Audio Codec. You may also select the language of this utility by ...
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio Hardware Setup Connecting the Speakers W hen you have set the Multi-Channel Audio Function mode properly in the software utility, connect your speakers to the correct phone jacks in accordance with the setting in software utility. n 2-Channel M ode for Stereo-Speaker Output 1...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard n 4-Channel M ode for 4-Speaker Output 1 4 2 5 3 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 Line In Line Out (Front channels) MIC Line Out (Rear channels) No function No function A-20
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    Realtek ALC888 Audio n 6-Channel M ode for 6-Speaker Output 1 4 2 5 3 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 Line In Line Out (Front channels) MIC Line Out (Rear channels) Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel) No function A-21
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    M S-7374 M ainboard n 8-Channel M ode for 8-Speaker Output 1 4 2 5 3 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 Line In Line Out (Front channels) MIC Line Out (Rear channels) ...function on Vista operating system, you have to install the Realtek Audio Driver. Or, the mainboard will support 5.1 channel audio-out only. A-22
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    ... B NVIDIA RAID NVIDIA brings Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technology- which is used by the world's leading businesses -to the ... increase total disk space or to offer data protection. For all levels, RAID techniques optimize storage solutions by using multiple disks grouped together ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Introduction System Requirement Operating System Support NVRAID supports the following operating systems: W indows XP, W indows Vista RAID Arrays NVRAID supports the following types of ... sizes into one large disk Summary of RAID Configurations Array Uses Advantages Drawbacks #...
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    ...Up the NVRAID BIOS Be sure to enable the RAID function in SATA Channel of Integrated Peripherals in BIOS before configuring the NVRAID BIOS. After that press F10 to save the configuration and exit. The PC will reboot right away. Then enter the RAID BIOS Setup by pressing F10 ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Understanding the " Define a New Array " Window Use the Define a New Array window to • Select the RAID Mode • Set up the Striping Block • Specify which disks to use for the RAID Array The SATA ports are called channels and they are associated with ...
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    ... KB]. • Assigning the Disks The disks that you enabled from the RAID Config BIOS setup page appear in the Free Disks block. These are the drives that are available for use as... that you want to use as RAID array disks appear in the Array Disks block. It shows that two disks have been ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Completing the RAID BIOS Setup 1. After assigning your RAID array disks, press F7. ...+X to exit the RAID setup. Now that the RAID setup has been configured from the RAID BIOS, the next step is to configure and load NVRAID drivers under W indows, as explained in " Installing the ...
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    nVidia RAID Installing Driver Install Driver in Windows Vista / XP
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    ... S-7374 M ainboard NVIDIA RAID Utility Installation Installing the NVIDIA MediaShield Software Under ... which will upgrade the W indows SATA driver and install the RAID software. 1. Start the NVIDIA .... Click Next and then follow the instructions. After the installation is completed, be sure to reboot ...
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    nVidia RAID Initializing and Using the Disk Array The RAID array is now ready to be initialized under W indows. 1. Launch Computer Management ... Initialize window appears. The disks listed depend on how many arrays you have configured. 4. Click Next . The Select Disks to Convert window appears. B-9
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    M S-7374 M ainboard 5. Check the disk in the list if you want to make the array a dynamic disk, then click Next . The Completing ... listed will depend on your system, and the unallocated partition is the total combined storage of two hard disks. You must format the unallocated disk space in order to ...
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    nVidia RAID Using the NVMediaShield Software Accessing the Storage Page To access the NVIDIA Control Panel Storage page: 1. Click Star-> Programs-> NVIDIA Corporation-> NVIDIA Control Panel-> Storage. 2. The NVIDIA Control Panel - Storage page appears. B-11
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    ... S-7374 M ainboard Using the Storage Page From the Storage page, you can accomplish the following ... izard with step-by-step instructions. Delete an Array This option is available only if RAID arrays ...fault-tolerant arrays such as RAID 1, RAID 0+1, or RAID 5 Arrays . Instructions Click Rebuild array ...
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    ... as a spare drive for a RAID 1, RAID 0+1 or RAID 5 array2. The spare drive can take over for a failed disk. MediaShield RAID supports two types of spare drives: Free Disk A free disk is a disk that is not part of any RAID array, but can be used by ...
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    ...S-7374 M ainboard Remove a Spare The Remove spare option appears only if you ... the W izard with step-by-step instructions. Migrate an Array In a traditional RAID environment, when a user wants... state of a disk or a current array to a new RAID configuration, the process of reconfiguring the new array...
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    ... greater than the original array. m =2, n =1 RAID 1 array must include two disks, converted from a one disk...twice the number of RAID 0 disks. m >= n+1 No additional restrictions. ** Not a valid combination ** Instructions Click ... Array W izard and then follow instructions. You can press F1 to access ...
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    ... - W hich RAID arrays are set up - The process state of each array - W hich drives are configured for each RAID array in your system - W hich drives are ... the Related tasks section of the side menu. Instructions Click View Storage Configuration to open the associated page. • The ...
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    Appendix C JMicron RAID Introduction This appendix will assist users in configuring and enabling RAID functionality on platforms The JMicron RAID solution supports RAID level 0 (striping), RAID level 1 (mirroring), RAID level 10 (striping and mirroring) and JBOD (Concatenate).
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    ...S-7374 M ainboard Introduction JMicron JMB363 offers RAID level 0 (Striping), RAID level ...JBOD mode is 2. The least number of hard drives for RAID 10 mode is 4. All the information/ volumes/... differ from the illustrations in this appendix. And this mainboard supports RAID 0/ RAID 1 or JBOD mode only....
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    ... BIOS Utility Be sure to set RAID mode for the JMicron 36x ATA Controller in BIOS before configuring the JMicron BIOS utility. After that, save the configuration and exit....to the SATAII & PATA ports. RAID Disk Driver List The menu shows the current configuration of RAID set. C-3
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Creating RAID set 1. Select " Create RAID Disk Drive" . Then press . 2. Then in the Name field, specify a RAID set name and then press the to go to the next field. 3. Choose a 0-Striped, a...
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    ...> key to select the disks you want to create for the RAID set, then click key to ...5. Then select the block value (stripe value) for the RAID array by using the " upper arrow" or " down arrow ...from 4KB to 128 KB. The default and typical value for RAID 0 is 128KB. (This field only available for ...
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    ...S-7374 M ainboard 6. Then select the capacity of the RAID set in the Size field. The default value ...confirm the creation. Then press key to proceed with the RAID set creation. 8. Then the following screen ...you to confirm the setup. Then press key to save the setting and exit the BIOS utility...
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    JMicron RAID Deleting RAID set 1. Select " Delete RAID Disk Drive". Then press . 2. In the RAID Disk Driver List menu, use key to select the RAID set you want to delete. Then press key. 3. Press " Y" to accept the deletion when a deletion message is appeared. C-7
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Revert HDD to non-RAID Select Revert HDD to non-RAID and ... screen appears, press key to remove any RAID structures from the drives. Important 1. You will lose all ...non-RAID ' could include issues such as incompatible RAID configurations or a failed volume or failed disk. C-8...
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    ...A Mirror conflict occurs when both disks in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration are unplugged from the system in turn, then ... set as source drive. Using the , move to the RAID Disk Drive List menu and ... the RAID set that you want to rebuild. Press to begin rebuilding the Mirror configuration. A...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Rebuilding a Mirror drive W hen one of the disk in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration is unplugged from the system, then plugged in again, a ... the Mirror drive later and synchronize the data between two hard disks. To rebuild a M irror drive: Select Rebuild ...
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    JMicron RAID Installing Driver Install Driver in Windows Vista / XP
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    JMicron RAID JMicron RAID Configurer There is an application called JMRaidTool which helps you perform the following tasks of JMicron RAID. • Viewing RAID Array Configurations View an array ...RAID Arrays • Solving Mirror Conflict View RAID Array Configurations Left-click the " Show Disks" ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Create RAID JMRaidTool supports the creation of RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD. 1. Left-click the "Create Raid" button. 2. A... OS and Data) with other HD (must be larger than source Disk) to be RAID. The data on Source Disk will be reserved. After RAID is built, system will need ...
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    JMicron RAID Remove RAID There are two ways you can choose to remove RAID. Way 1 1. Right-click the name of the disk array you want to delete and the " Remove" menu will appear. Select the " Remove Raid" of the pop-up menu. 2. A warning message appears to remind you that...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard Way2 1. Left-Click the " Remove Raid" icon on the toolbar. 2. A " REMOVE RAID " wizard dialogue ... Rebuild RAID RAID 1, 0+1 can be rebuilt while RAID 0, JBOD cannot be rebuilt. There are two ways you can choose to rebuild RAID. Way 1 1. Right-click the name of the disk array you ...
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    JMicron RAID 2. Select " Rebuild Raid" . 3. A " REBUILD RAID W IZARD " dialogue will display on the screen, following the description of every step to complete the rebuilding. Way 2 1. If the disk array needs to rebuild then the rebuild button will be enabling on the toolbar. C-17
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    M S-7374 M ainboard 2. Left-Click the "Rebuild Raid" button on the toolbar. 3. A " REBUILD RAID W IZARD " dialogue will display on the screen, .... Solve Mirror Conflict If the conflict occurs, it will show the " REBUILDING RAID W IZARD" dialogue to ask you if you want to rebuild ...
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    ... utility that MSI has spent muc h researc h and ef forts to develop, helps users to monitor or configure the hardware status of MSI Mainboard & MSI Graphics card in windows, such as CPU/GPU clock, voltage, fan speed and temperature. Before you ...
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    ... S-7374 M ainboard Activating Dual Core Center Once you have your Dual Core... CD accompanying with your mainboard, path: Utility --> MSI Utility --> Dual Core Center ), it will have an... short-cut path in the start-up menu ( path: S t ar t- - >P r ograms - - >MSI - - > DualCoreCenter-->DualCoreCenter)...
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    ..., we have to remind you: only when installing the MSI V044 (V044 has to install with the version 8.... card of other brand, only hardware status of the MSI mainboard would be available. Introduction: Click ... make further configuration or to execute the function. MB Click MB button to read current CPU ...
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    M S-7374 M ainboard AV/ Game/ Office/ Silence/ Cool MSI provides five common settings for different environments. The settings had been set ... In this sub-menu, you can monitor the temperatures of MB and graphics card. User Profile In this sub-menu, you can set the values of clock,...
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    ... to detect the loading of CPU/ GPU while running programs, and to over-clock automatically. When the motherboard detects that the loading of CPU is exceed the default threshold for a ...By the way, if you need to conduct overclocking manually, please do not to apply the DOT function. ...
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    ... M ainboard Clock In the Clock sub-menu, you can see clock status (including FSB/ CPU clock of mainboard and GPU/ memory clock of graphics card) of your system. And you can select desired value for overclocking. There will be several ...
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    Dual Core Center Voltage In the Voltage sub-menu, you can see voltage status (including Vcore, memory, GPU voltage...etc.) of your system, and you can select desired value for overclocking. It will show several items to select for overclocking after you click the button. You can click the plus sign...
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    ... lit up with red color will be shown. Important 1. When you set the fan speed manually, please make sure to disabled the " CPU Smart FAN Target" item in the BIOS. 2. In the user profile, clicking the Save button can save the changes to it. In ...
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    Dual Core Center Temperature In the Temperature sub-menu, you can see temperature status of your system. On the underside, it shows the graphs of the temperatures. Only the curves of the item which the button is lit up with red color will be shown. D-9
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    M S-7374 M ainboard User Profile In the User Profile sub-menu, click the setting button that besides the user profile bar, and the next screen will appear. Here you can define the clock/ fan speed/ voltage by your need, click the button to choose a value quickly, or click the plus / minus sign ...
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    Dual Core Center Use the draw bar to set the max system temperature. W hen the system temperature exceeds the threshold you defined, the system will pop up a warning message and shut down the system. Use the draw bar to set the minimal fan speed. When the fan speed is lower than the threshold you ...



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