MSI 970A-G43 Plus Quick Start Guide PDF

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Summary of Content for MSI 970A-G43 Plus Quick Start Guide PDF

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Graphics CardSATA Hard Disk DriveSATA DVD Drive

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Overview of Components ... 20 CPU Socket ... 22 DIMM Slots ... 23 PCI_E1~4 & PCI1~2: PCIe & PCI Expansion Slots ... 24 JAUD1: Front Audio Connector ... 25 SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s Connectors ... 25 JPWR1~2: Power Connectors ... 26 JUSB1~3: USB 2... 0 Connectors ... 27 JUSB4: USB 3... 1 Gen1 Connector ... 27 JFP1, JFP2: Front Panel Connectors ... 28 JTPM1: TPM Module Connector ... 28 JCI1: Chassis Intrusion Connector ... 29 JCOM1: Serial Port Connector ... 29 CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3: Fan Connectors ... 30 JBAT1: Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper ... 31

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Updating BIOS ... 33 Overview ... 34 SETTINGS ... 35 Advanced ... 35 Boot ... 40 Security ... 40 Save & Exit ... 41 OC ... 42 M-FLASH ... 46 OC PROFILE ... 47 HARDWARE MONITOR ... 48

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y AMD SB950 Chipset 12x USB 2... 0 (High-speed USB) ports (6 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connector)

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y 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector y 2x 4-pin system fan connectors y 1x 3-pin system fan connector y 1x Front panel audio connector y 2x Front panel connectors y 1x TPM module connector y 1x Chassis Intrusion connector y 1x Serial port connector y 1x Clear CMOS jumper

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Realtek HD Audio Manager After installing the Realtek HD Audio driver, the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon will appear in the system tray... Double click on the icon to launch...

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Audio jacks to headphone and microphone diagram

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PCI_E1~E4 & PCI1~2 PCIe & PCI Expansion Slots 24

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y This motherboard is designed to support overclocking... Before attempting to overclock, please make sure that all other system components can tolerate overclocking... Any attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not recommended... MSI does not guarantee the damages or risks caused by inadequate operation beyond product specifications...

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for 32-bit Windows OS due to the memory address limitation... Therefore, we recommended that you to install 64-bit Windows OS if you want to install more than 4GB memory on the motherboard...

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y When adding or removing expansion cards, always turn off the power supply and unplug the power supply power cable from the power outlet... Read the expansion cards documentation to check for any necessary additional hardware or software changes...

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y SATA cable has identical plugs on either sides of the cable... However, it is recommended that the flat connector be connected to the motherboard for space saving purposes...

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Make sure that all the power cables are securely connected to a proper ATX power supply to ensure stable operation of the motherboard...

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y In order to recharge your iPad,iPhone and iPod through USB ports, please install MSI SUPER CHARGER utility...

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JTPM1: TPM Module Connector This connector is for TPM (Trusted Platform Module)... Please refer to the TPM security platform manual for more details and usages...

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Using chassis intrusion detector 1... Connect the JCI1 connector to the chassis intrusion switch/ sensor on the chassis... 2... Close the chassis cover... 3... Go to BIOS > SETTINGS > Security > Chassis Intrusion Configuration... 4... Set Chassis Intrusion to Enabled... 5... Press F10 to save and exit and then press the Enter key to select Yes... 6... Once the chassis cover is opened again, a warning message will be displayed on

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CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3: Fan Connectors Fan connectors can be classified as PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Mode and Voltage Mode... PWM Mode fan connectors provide constant 12V output and adjust fan speed with speed control signal... Voltage Mode fan connectors control fan speed by changing voltage... Therefore, when you plug a 3-pin (Non-PWM) fan to a PWM Mode fan connector, the fan speed will be always maintained at 100%, and that could be noisy...

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JBAT1: Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper There is CMOS memory onboard that is external powered from a battery located on the motherboard to save system configuration data... If you want to clear the system configuration, set the jumper to clear the CMOS memory...

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y BIOS items are continuously update for better system performance... Therefore, the description may be slightly different from the latest BIOS and should be for reference only... You could also refer to the HELP information panel for BIOS item description...

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Updating BIOS with M-FLASH Before updating: Please download the latest BIOS file that matches your motherboard model from MSI website... And then save the BIOS file into the USB flash drive... Updating BIOS: 1... Press Del key to enter the BIOS Setup during POST... 2... Insert the USB flash drive that contains the update file into the computer... 3... Go to BIOS > M-Flash > Update BIOS > Select one file to update BIOS, select a

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y BIOS menu selection - the following options are available: SETTINGS - allows you to specify the parameters for chipset and boot devices... OC - contains the frequency and voltage adjustments... Increasing the frequency may get better performance...

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fSystem Date Sets the system date... Use tab key to switch between date elements... The format is <day> <month> <date> <year>... <day> Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS... Read-only... <month> The month from Jan... through Dec... <date> The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys... <year> The year can be adjusted by users...

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fLAN Option ROM [Disabled] Enables or disables the legacy network Boot Option ROM for detailed settings... This item will appear when Onboard LAN Controller is enabled... [Enabled] Enables the onboard LAN Boot ROM... [Disabled] Disables the onboard LAN Boot ROM...

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fSATAx Hot Plug [Disabled] Allows user to enable or disable the SATA hot plug support... [Enabled] Enables hot plug support for the SATA ports... [Disabled] Disables hot plug support for the SATA ports...

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fWindows 8 Feature [Disabled] Enables the supports for Windows 8/ 8... 1 or disables for other operating systems... Before enabling this item, make sure all installed devices & utilities (hardware & software) should meet the Windows 8/ 8... 1 requirements... [Enabled] The system will switch to UEFI mode to meet the Windows 8

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fDate (of month) Alarm/ Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm Sets RTC alarm date/ Time... If Resume By RTC Alarm is set to [Enabled], the system will automatically resume (boot up) on a specified date/hour/minute/second in these fields (using the <+> and <-> to select the date & time settings)...

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fBoot Mode Select [LEGACY+UEFI] Sets the system boot mode from legacy or UEFI architecture depending on OS installation requirement... This item will become un-selectable and will be configured automatically by BIOS when Windows 8 Feature is enabled... [UEFI] Enables UEFI BIOS boot mode support only... [LEGACY+UEFI] Enables both Legacy BIOS boot mode and UEFI BIOS boot

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When selecting the Administrator / User Password items, a password box will appear on the screen... Type the password then press <Enter>... The password typed now will replace any previous set password from CMOS memory... You will be prompted to confirm the password... You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection... To clear a set password, press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter a new password... A message will confirm the password is being disabled... Once the password is disabled, you can enter the setup and OS without authorization...

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fAdjust CPU FSB Frequency Allows you to set the CPU FSB frequency (in MHz)... You may overclock the CPU by adjusting this value... Please note that overclocking behavior and stability is not guaranteed...

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fAdvanced DRAM Configuration Press Enter to enter the sub-menu... This sub-menu will be activated after setting Link or Unlink in DRAM Timing Mode... User can set the memory timing for each memory channel... The system may become unstable or unbootable after changing memory timing... If it occurs, please clear the CMOS data and restore the default settings... (Refer to the Clear CMOS jumper section to clear the CMOS data, and enter the BIOS to load the default settings... )

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fCPU/ CPU-NB/ DRAM/ SB/ NB Voltages control [Auto] These options allows you to set the voltages related to CPU/ memory/ SB/ NB... If set to Auto, BIOS will set these voltages automatically or you can set it manually...

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When adjusting CPU Ratio, the CoolnQuiet function will be disabled automatically... For CPU which supports the Turbo Core Tech... , please set AMD Turbo Core Technology and AMD CoolnQuiet as Disabled to retain the default CPU core speed...

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fSave BIOS to storage Saves the current BIOS file to the USB flash disk... The USB flash disk drive should be in FAT32 format...

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fOverclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 management... Press Enter to enter the sub-menu...

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fFan control field Smart Fan Control automatically controls fan speed depending on the current CPU temperature and to keep it with a specific operating speed... When the current CPU temperature is over the maximum temperature, the CPU/ system fan will run at the maximum speed... When the current CPU temperature is under the minimum temperature, the CPU/ system fan will run at the minimum speed... In this field, you can set the CPU and system fans speeds and target temperatures...

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Installing Utilities Before you install utilities, you must complete drivers installation... 1... Insert MSI Driver Disc into your optical drive... 2... The installer will automatically appear... 3... Click Utilities tab... 4... Select the utilities you want to install... 5... Click Install button... 6... The utilities installation will then be in progress, after it has finished it will prompt

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COMMAND CENTER COMMAND CENTER is an user-friendly software and exclusively developed by MSI, helping users to adjust system settings and monitor status under OS... With the help of COMMAND CENTER, making it possible to achieve easier and efficient monitoring process and adjustments than that under BIOS... In addition, the COMMAND CENTER can be a server for mobile remote control application...

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y Smart Mode - a linear fan speed control feature... The control panel contains 4 dots allows you to drag and adjust the Smart Speed slopes... The fan speed will be changed along these lines with CPU temperature... The white dot will create strip chart in real time...

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y Record - allows you to monitor the status of voltage, fan speed and temperature in real time... To filter record charts, select the check box next to the items... When click the Play button, the chart pane will start to show the recording chart... If you want to check the value of a specific spot on chart, please move the orange vertical line to the spot...

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y To start remote control: (optional) 1... Download and install MSI COMMAND CENTER APP to your mobile device... 2... Enable COMMAND CENTER Remote Server on the Mobile Control panel... 3... Enable SoftAP Management... 4... Enter SSID and Password, and then click the Apply button... 5... Activate Wi-Fi on your mobile device and connect to SoftAP with the SSID... 6... Run MSI COMMAND CENTER APP on your mobile device... 7... Find the IP address on the SoftAP Management Setting area, and enter the IP

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LIVE UPDATE 6 LIVE UPDATE 6 is an application for the MSI system to scan and download the latest drivers, BIOS and utilities... With LIVE UPDATE 6, you dont need to search the drivers on websites, and dont need to know the models of motherboard and graphics cards... LIVE UPDATE 6 will download the appropriate drivers automatically...

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1... Scan updates in Live Update tab... 2... Check the Select All check-box you intend to update... 3... Click the Total Installer button... LIVE UPDATE 6 will automatically install them... 4... When prompted, click OK to complete the Total Installer procedure... 5... Reboot your system...

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NETWORK GENIE NETWORK GENIE is an utility to optimize the traffic for bandwidth control... NETWORK GENIE is designed for the Realtek LAN chip with Windows 7, Windows 8... 1 and Windows 10 platforms... Once installed, the Network Genie icon shows on system tray (the right bottom corner of the screen)... Mouse right click at the icon, will display the following screen...

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y Delay/Sensitivity Settings - allows you to enable Speed up Response Time and No TCP Delay to reduce the latency of the high priority applications...

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Using AMD RAID Option ROM utility First, you need to set the SATA mode to RAID in BIOS to create, delete and reset RAID volumes... To enter the RAID Option ROM, reboot and press Ctrl + F keys to enter the RAID Option ROM utility during the POST, the following window will appear...

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3... On the Drives Assignments window, use the arrow keys to choose the hard drives which you want to make part of RAID volume, and use the space key to change the Assignment to Y... Then press Ctrl + Y keys to save the configuration...

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Since you want to create two volumes, this default size (maximum) needs to be reduced... Type in a new size for the first volume... As an example: if you want the first volume to span the first half of the two disks, re-type the size to be half of what is shown by default... The second volume, when created, will automatically span the remainder of two hard drives... 7... The RAID creation is done, the screen shows the information as below... Press ESC

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If your system currently boots to RAID and you delete the RAID volume in the RAID Option ROM, your system will become unbootable... 1... Press 3 on the main menu to enter the Delete LD Menu... 2... Choose a LD No you want to delete and press Del key or Alt + D keys to delete the

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y Make sure the monitor is turned on... y Select different inputs on the monitor... y If 3 long beeps are heard, remove all memory modules and try to install only one memory module into the DIMM1 slot first and then restart the computer...

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FCC Compliance Statement Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules... These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a 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 installation... If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

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ESPAOL MSI como empresa comprometida con la proteccin del medio ambiente, recomienda: Bajo la directiva 2002/96/EC de la Unin Europea en materia de desechos y/o equipos electrnicos, con fecha de rigor desde el 13 de agosto de 2005, los productos clasificados como elctricos y equipos electrnicos no pueden ser depositados en los contenedores habituales de su municipio, los fabricantes de equipos electrnicos, estn obligados a hacerse cargo de dichos productos al termino de su perodo de vida... MSI estar comprometido con los trminos de recogida de sus productos vendidos en la Unin Europea al final de su periodo de vida... 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...

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ITALIANO Per proteggere lambiente, MSI, da sempre amica della natura, ti ricorda che... In base alla Direttiva dellUnione Europea (EU) sullo Smaltimento dei Materiali Elettrici ed Elettronici, Direttiva 2002/96/EC in vigore dal 13 Agosto 2005, prodotti appartenenti alla categoria dei Materiali Elettrici ed Elettronici non possono pi essere eliminati come rifiuti municipali: i produttori di detti materiali saranno obbligati a ritirare ogni prodotto alla fine del suo ciclo di vita... MSI si adeguer a tale Direttiva ritirando tutti i prodotti marchiati MSI che sono stati venduti allinterno dellUnione Europea alla fine del loro ciclo di vita... possibile portare i prodotti nel pi vicino punto di raccolta

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The material in this document is the intellectual property of Micro-Star Intl Co... ,Ltd... 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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