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MSI 970A-G43 Plus v2 Quick Start Guide PDF

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Summary of Content for MSI 970A-G43 Plus v2 Quick Start Guide PDF

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Installing DDR3 memory/ DDR3/ DDR3 / DDR3 / DDR3

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Connecting the Front Panel Header/ / / /

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Installing the Motherboard/ / / /

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Installing SATA Drives/ SATA/ SATA / SATA / SATA

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Installing a Graphics Card/ / / /

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Connecting Peripheral Devices/ / / /

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Overview of Components ... 7 CPU Socket ... 8 DIMM Slots ... 9 PCI_E1~E4 & PCI1~2: PCIe & PCI Expansion Slots ... 10 JAUD1: Front Audio Connector ... 11 SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s Connectors ... 11 JPWR1~2: Power Connectors ... 12 JUSB1~3: USB 2... 0 Connectors ... 13 JUSB4: USB 3... 1 Gen1 Connector ... 13 JFP1, JFP2: Front Panel Connectors ... 14 JTPM1: TPM Module Connector ... 14 JCI1: Chassis Intrusion Connector ... 15 JCOM1: Serial Port Connector ... 15 CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3: Fan Connectors ... 16 JBAT1: Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper ... 17

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y Hold the motherboard by the edges to avoid touching sensitive components... y It is recommended to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap when handling the motherboard to prevent electrostatic damage... If an ESD wrist strap is not available, discharge yourself of static electricity by touching another metal object before handling the motherboard...

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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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Audio jacks to headphone and microphone diagram

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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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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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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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... 7 CPU ... 8 DIMM ... 9 PCI_E1~E4 & PCI1~2: PCIe & PCI ... 10 JAUD1: ... 11 SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s ... 11 JPWR1~2: ... 12 JUSB1~3: USB 2... 0 ... 13 JUSB4: USB 3... 1 Gen1 ... 13 JFP1JFP2: ... 14 JTPM1: TPM ... 14 JCI1: ... 15 JCOM1: ... 15 CPUFANSYSFAN1~3: ... 16 JBAT1: CMOS (BIOS) ... 17

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y y y

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y PS/2 x1 y PS/2 x1 y USB 2... 0 x6 y USB 3... 1 Gen2 x2 y LAN (RJ45) x1 y x6

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y 4CPU x1 y 4 x2 y 3 x1 y x1 y x2 y TPM x1 y x1 y x1 y CMOS x1

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y CPUCPU CPU CPUCPU

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4GB64bit Windows OS

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SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA

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ATX

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y USBiPadiPhoneiPodMSI SUPER CHARGER

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JTPM1: TPM TPM (Trusted Platform Module)TPM

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1... JCI1 / 2... 3... BIOS > SETTINGS > Security > Chassis Intrusion Configuration 4... Chassis Intrusion Enabled 5... F10 Enter

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CPUFANSYSFAN1~3: PWM ()PWM 12V 3 (Non-PWM)PWM 100%

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JBAT1: CMOS (BIOS) CMOS CMOS

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BIOS BIOS BIOS

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BIOS M-FLASHBIOS : MSIWEBBIOSBIOS FAT32USB BIOS: 1... POST<Delete>BIOS 2... BIOSUSBUSB

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y BIOS - : SETTINGS - OC - M-FLASH - USBBIOS OC PROFILE - OC HARDWARE MONITOR -

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fAdjust CPU FSB Frequency CPU FSB(MHz)CPU

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fAdvanced DRAM Configuration <Enter> CMOS (CMOS/CMOS BIOS)

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fSpread Spectrum [Disabled] [Enabled] Spread spectrum [Disabled] CPU

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CPU RatioCoolnQuiet Turbo Core CPUAMD Turbo CoreAMD CoolnQuiet [Disabled]CPU

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1... MSI 2... 3... Utilities 4... 5... Install 6...

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... 7 CPU ... 8 DIMM ... 9 PCI_E1~E4 & PCI1~2: PCIe & PCI ... 10 JAUD1: ... 11 SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s ... 11 JPWR1~2: ... 12 JUSB1~3: USB 2... 0 ... 13 JUSB4: USB 3... 1 Gen1 ... 13 JFP1, JFP2: ... 14 JTPM1: TPM ... 14 JCI1: ... 15 JCOM1: ... 15 CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3: ... 16 JBAT1: CMOS (Reset BIOS) ... 17

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... ... ... ... ...

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y PS/2 1 y PS/2 1 y USB 2... 0 6 y USB 3... 1 Gen2 2 y LAN (RJ45) 1 y 6

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y 24 ATX 1 y 8 ATX 12V 1 y SATA 6Gb/s 6 y USB 2... 0 3 ( USB 2... 0 6 ) y USB 3... 1 Gen1 1 ( USB 3... 1 Gen1 2 ) y 4- CPU 1 y 4- 2 y 3- 1 y 1 y 2 y TPM 1 y 1 y 1 y CMOS 1

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y ... ... ... ...

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y DIMM1 ... y ... y 4GB 32- (Windows OS)

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... y ...

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y SATA 90 ... , ... y SATA

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ATX ...

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y VCC ... y USB iPad,iPhone iPod MSI SUPER CHARGER

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JTPM1: TPM TPM (Trusted Platform Module) ... TPM ...

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) ... 4... Chassis Intrusion( ) Enabled() ... 5... F10 ... Enter Yes ... 6... ...

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CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3: PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) ... PWM 12V ... ... PWM 3- (Non-PWM) , 100% ...

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BIOS 1... ... 2... JBAT1 5-10 ... 3... JBAT1 ... 4... ...

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y Press DEL key to enter Setup Menu, F11 to enter Boot Menu(DEL , F11 ) Delete ...

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BIOS M-FLASH BIOS BIOS MSI BIOS USB ... BIOS 1... POST Del BIOS ... 2... USB ... 3... BIOS > M-Flash > Update BIOS > Select one file to update BIOS , BIOS

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BOARD EXPLORER - ... y Virtual OC Genie - OC Genie ... MSI ...

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fAdjust CPU FSB Frequency CPU FSB (MHz ) ... CPU ... ...

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fAdvanced DRAM Configuration <Enter> ... DRAM [Link] [Unlink] ... ... , CMOS ... (CMOS CMOS BIOS ... )

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fSpread Spectrum [Disabled] EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) ... [Enabled] EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) ... [Disabled] CPU ...

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AMD CPU AMD CoolnQuiet ... CPU AMD Turbo Core Tech CPU , AMD Turbo Core Technology AMD CoolnQuiet ...

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... 1... MSI ... 2... ... 3... Utilities ... 4... ... 5... Install ... 6... ... ... 7... OK ... 8... ...

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... 7 CPU ... 8 ... 9 PCI_E1~E4 & PCI1~2PCIe & PCI ... 10 JAUD1 ... 11 SATA1~6SATA 6Gb/s ... 11 JPWR1~2 ... 12 JUSB1~3USB 2... 0 ... 13 JUSB4USB 3... 1 Gen1 ... 13 JFP1, JFP2 ... 14 JTPM1TPM ... 14 JCI1 ... 15 JCOM1 ... 15 CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3 ... 16 JBAT1 CMOS ( BIOS) ... 17

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y 1 PS/2 y 1 PS/2 y 6 USB 2... 0 y 2 USB 3... 1 Gen1 y 1 LAN (RJ45) y 6

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y 1 24-pin ATX y 1 8-pin ATX 12V y 6 SATA 6Gb/s y 3 USB 2... 0 ( 6 USB 2... 0 ) y 1 USB 3... 1 Gen1 ( 2 USB 3... 1 Gen1 )

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y CPU y CPU CPU CPU

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y DIMM1 y y 32 Windows

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y PCIe x16 PCI_E2 y

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y SATA 90 y SATA

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ATX

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y VCC y USB iPadiPhone iPod MSI SUPER CHARGER

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JTPM1TPM (TPM) TPM

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1... JCI1 2... 3... BIOS > SETTINGS > Security > Chassis Intrusion Configuration 4... Chassis Intrusion Enabled 5... F10 Enter 6...

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CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3 (PWM) PWM 12V 3 ( PWM) PWM 100%

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BIOS 1... 2... JBAT1 5-10 3... JBAT1 4...

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y Press DEL key to enter Setup Menu, F11 to enter Boot Menu Delete

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Live Update 6 BIOS BIOS 1... MSI LIVE UPDATE 6 2... 3... MB BIOS 4... MB BIOS BIOS 5... Windows BIOS 6... 100%

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y BIOS - BIOS SETTINGS () - OC () - M-FLASH - USB BIOS OC PROFILE () - HARDWARE MONITOR () - BOARD EXPLORER () -

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y y y OC GENIE

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fAdvanced DRAM Configuration Enter DRAM Timing Mode Link Unlink CMOS ( CMOS BIOS )

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fCPU/ CPU-NB/ DRAM/ SB/ NB Voltages control [Auto] CPU/ memory/ SB/ NB (Auto)BIOS

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CPU CoolnQuiet Turbo Core Tech CPU AMD Turbo Core Technology AMD CoolnQuiet (Disabled) CPU

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1... Windows 7/ 8... 1/ 10 2... MSI 3... 4... 5... 6... 7...

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... 7 CPU ... 8 DIMM ... 9 PCI_E1~E4 & PCI1~2: PCIe & PCI ... 10 JAUD1: ... 11 SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s ... 11 JPWR1~2: ... 12 JUSB1~3: USB 2... 0 ... 13 JUSB4: USB 3... 1 Gen1 ... 13 JFP1, JFP2: ... 14 JTPM1: TPM ... 14 JCI1: ... 15 JCOM1: ... 15 CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3: ... 16 JBAT1: CMOS ( BIOS) ... 17

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y 1 PS/2 y 1 PS/2 y 6 USB 2... 0 y 2 USB 3... 1 Gen2 y 1 LAN (RJ45) y 6

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y 1 24-pin ATX y 1 8-pin ATX 12V y 6 SATA 6Gb/s y 3 USB 2... 0 ( 6 USB 2... 0 ) y 1 USB 3... 1 Gen1 ( 2 USB 3... 1 Gen1 )

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y ,, MSI

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y DIMM1 y , y , 32 Windows , 4GB

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y PCIe x16 , PCI_E2 y ,

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y SATA 90 , y SATA ,,

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y ,VCC y iPad, iPhone iPod USB , MSI SUPER

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JTPM1: TPM TPM () TPM

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1... JCI1 2... 3... BIOS > SETTINGS > Security > Chassis Intrusion Configuration 4... Chassis Intrusion Enabled 5... F10 , Enter Yes 6... ,,

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CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~3: PWM ()PWM 12V , 3- (-PWM) PWM , 100%,

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BIOS 1... , 2... JBAT1 5-10 3... JBAT1 4...

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y , Press DEL key to enter Setup Menu, F11 to enter Boot Menu , Delete

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M-FLASH BIOS MSI BIOS BIOS USB BIOS 1... POST Del BIOS 2... USB 3... BIOS > M-Flash > Update BIOS > Select one file to update BIOS,

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y BIOS -: SETTINGS - OC - , M-FLASH - USB BIOS OC PROFILE - HARDWARE MONITOR - BOARD EXPLORER -

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fAdvanced DRAM Configuration Enter DRAM Timing Mode Link Unlink , CMOS ( CMOS CMOS , BIOS )

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fSpread Spectrum [Disabled] EMI () [Enabled] spread spectrum EMI () [Disabled] CPU

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CPU ,CoolnQuiet CPU Turbo Core Tech... , AMD Turbo Core Technology AMD CoolnQuiet Disabled CPU

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1... Windows 7/ 8... 1/ 10 2... MSI 3... 4... Install 5... 6... OK 7...

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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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