K8N Neo Series MS-7030 (v1.X) ATX Mainboard G52-M7030XC...
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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement ... ii Copyright Notice ... iii Revision History ... iii Safety Instructions ... iv Technical Support ... iv Chapter 1. Getting Started ... 1-1 Mainboard Specifications ... 1-2 Mainboard Layout ... 1-4 Packing Contents ... 1-5 Chapter 2.
D-Bracket™ 2 Connector: JLED1 (Optional) ... 2-19 CD-In Connector: JCD1 ... 2-20 Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 ... 2-20 IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1 ... 2-21 Front USB Connectors: JUSB1 & JUSB2 ... 2-21 Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCASE1 ... 2-22 IEEE 1394 Connectors: J1394_1, J1394_0 (Optional) ...
MEGA STICK ... 4-10 Basic Function ... 4-10 Non-Unicode programs supported ... 4-12 Core Center (for AMD Processor) ... 4-14 Audio Speaker Setting ... 4-16 Power on Agent ... 4-18 Power On ... 4-18 Power Off / Restart ... 4-19 Start W ith ...
Chap t er 1 . Ge tting Started Thank you for choosing the K8N Neo (MS-7030) v1.X ATX mainboard. The K8N Neo mainboard is based on nVIDIA 250 chipset for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the ad- ® vanced AMD K8 Athlon 64 processor, the K8N Neo mainboard delivers a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Mainboard Specifications † Supports Socket-754 for AMD K8 Athlon™ processor up to 3400 (For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/program/ products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support.php) Chipset † nVIDIA nForce3 250 - Supports K8 Athlon64 processor S-754, 800MHz Hypertransport interface.
† ATX Form Factor: 24.4 cm (L) x 30.5 cm (W ) † 9 mounting holes MSI Reminds You... 1. Please note that users cannot install OS, either WinME or Win98, in their SATA hard drive. Under these two OSs, SATA can only be used as a normal storage device.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Mainboard Layout Top : mouse Bottom: keyboard Top : Parallel Port Bottom: COM A 1394 Port SPDIF T: LA N j ack B: US B ports B: U SB ports Li ne-In Line-O ut T:RS -Out M:CS-O ut B:SP DIFOut VI A...
Getting Started Packing Contents MSI Driver/Utility CD SATA Cable MSI motherboard Round Cable of Power Cable D-Bracket 2 (Optional) IDE Devices Round Cable of User’s Guide Back IO Shield Floppy Disk...
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup Hardware Setup This chapter tells you how to install the CPU, memory modules, and expansion cards, as well as how to setup the jumpers on the mainboard. Also, it provides the instructions on connecting the periph- eral devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, etc.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Quick Components Guide JPW1, p.2-9 Back Panel I/O, p.2-11 C_FAN1, p.2-15 SATA3, SATA4, p.2-17 AGP1, p.2-24 PCI Slots 1~5, p.2-24 JAUD1, p.2-20 JCD1, p.2-20 J1394_1, p.2-22 J1394_0, p.2-22 BATT JUSB1, JUSB2, p.2-21 JIR1, p.2-21 DDR DIMMs, p.2-7 IDE1/2, p.2-16 JWR1, p.2-9 NB_FAN1,...
If you do not have the heat sink and cooling fan, contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer. For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/ program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support.php. MSI Reminds You...
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard CPU Installation Procedures for Socket 754 Please turn off the power and unplug the power cord before installing the CPU. Pull the lever s ideways away from the socket. Make sure to raise the lever up to a 90-de- gree angle.
Installing AMD Athlon64 CPU Cooler Set W hen you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a heat sink and a cooling fan attached on the top to prevent overheating. If you do not have the heat sink and cooling fan, contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer.
9. Make sure the safety hook completely clasps the fixed bolt of the retention mechanism. MSI Reminds You... While disconnecting the Safety Hook from the fixed bolt, it is necessary to keep an eye on your fingers, because once the...
Line Memory Module) modules and supports the memory size up to 3GB (for DDR266/ 333) / 2GB (for DDR400). You can install DDR266/333/400 modules on the DDR DIMM slots (DDR 1~3). For the updated supporting memory modules, please visit http://www.msi. com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_trp_list.php. Installing DDR Modules The DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Recommended Memory Combination List DIMM Slot DDR1 S: Single Side Max Speed DDR2 DDR3 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400 DDR 400...
This 12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU. JWR1 JPW1 MSI Reminds You... 1. These two connectors connect to the ATX power supply and have to work together to ensure stable operation of the mainboard. 2. Power supply of 300 watts (and above) is highly recommended for system stability.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Important Notification about Power Issue NForce chipset is very sensitive to ESD (Electrostatic Discharge), therefore this issue mostly happens while the users intensively swap memory modules under S5 (power-off) states, and the power code is plugged while installing modules. Due to several pins are very sensitive to ESD, so this kind of memory-replacement actions might cause chipset system unable to boot.
The back panel provides the following connectors: Parallel M ou se 1394 Port COM A Keyboard (optional) Mouse/Keyboard Connector The mainboard provides a standard PS/2 ® for attaching a PS/2 mouse/keyboard. You can plug a PS/2 into this connector. The connector location and pin assignments are as follows: PS/2 Mouse / Keyboard (6-pin Female) IEEE 1394 Port (Optional)
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Serial Port Connector The mainboard offers one 9-pin male DIN connector as the serial port. The port is a 16550A high speed communication port that sends/receives 16 bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to the connector. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9-Pin Male DIN Connector...
LAN (RJ-45) Jack The mainboard provides one standard RJ-45 jack for connection to Local Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to the LAN jack. RJ-45 LAN Jack Audio Port Connectors The left 3 audio jacks are for 2-channel mode for stereo speaker output: Line Out is a connector for Speakers or Headphones.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector as LPT. A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and Ex- tended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode. 2-14 Pin Definition SIGNAL...
CPU fan control. +12V SENSOR C_FAN1 MSI Reminds You... 1. Always consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan. 2. C_FAN1 supports the fan control. You can install Core Center utility that will automatically control the CPU fan speed according to the actual CPU temperature.
IDE2 (Secondary IDE Connector) IDE2 can also connect a Master and a Slave drive. MSI Reminds You... If you install two hard disks on cable, you must configure the second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper. Refer to the hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk vendors for jumper setting instructions.
SATA4 SATA3 Serial ATA cable Connect to serial ATA ports MSI Reminds You... Please do not fold the serial ATA cable in a 90-degree angle, which will cause the loss of data during the transmission. SATA1~ SATA2 Pin Definition SIGNAL...
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2 The mainboard provides two front panel connectors for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs. JFP1 is compliant with Intel Connectivity Design Guide. Power JFP1 SIGNAL HD_LED_P FP PWR/SLP HD_LED_N FP PWR/SLP...
D-Bracket™ 2 Connector: JLED1 (Optional) The mainboard comes with a JLED1 connector for you to connect to D-Bracket™ 2. D-Bracket™ 2 is a USB Bracket that supports both USB1.1 & 2.0 spec. It integrates four LEDs and allows users to identify system problem through 16 various combina- tions of LED signals.
HP_ON AUD_FPOUT_L AUD_RET_L MSI Reminds You... If you don’t want to connect to the front audio header, pins 5 & 6, 9 & 10 have to be jumpered in order to have signal output directed to the rear audio ports. Otherwise, the Line-Out connector on the back panel will not function.
JUSB1, JUSB2 (USB 2.0) Connected to JUSB1 or JUSB2 MSI Reminds You... Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly, or it may cause some damage. Hardware Setup JIR1 Pin Definition...
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCASE1 This connector is connected to a 2-pin chassis switch. If the chassis is opened, the switch will be short. The system will record this status and show a warning message on the screen. To clear the warning, you must enter the BIOS utility and clear the record.
The motherboard provides the following jumpers for you to set the computer’s function. This section will explain how to change your motherboard’s function through the use of jumpers. Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external battery to keep the system configuration data.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard The mainboard provides one AGP slot and five 32-bit PCI bus slots. AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot The AGP slot allows you to insert the AGP graphics card. AGP is an interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics. It introduces a 66MHz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly access main memory.
An error message appears on the screen during system boot up, and requests you to run SETUP. You want to change the default settings for customized features. MSI Reminds You... 1. The items under each BIOS category described in this chapter are under continuous update for better system performance.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process. When the message below appears on the screen, 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, restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET button.
Control Keys < > 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 <Enter> Select the item <Esc>...
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard The Main Menu Once you enter Phoenix-Award ® BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from twelve setup functions and two exit choices. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.
BIOS Setup Load Optimized Defaults Use this menu to load the BIOS values for the best system performance, but the system stability may be affected. Set Supervisor Password Use this menu to set Supervisor Password. Set User Password Use this menu to set User Password. Save &...
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard Standard CMOS Features The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu includes some basic setup items. 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. Date This allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the current date).
Landing Zone Sector Drive A This item allows you to set the type of floppy drive installed. Available options: [None], [360K, 5.25 in.], [1.2M, 5.25 in.], [720K, 3.5 in.], [1.44M, 3.5 in.], [2.88M, 3.5 in.]. Video The setting controls the type of video adapter used for the primary monitor of the system.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard Advanced BIOS Features Full Screen LOGO Display This item enables you to show the company logo on the bootup screen. Settings are: [Enabled] Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot. [Disabled] Shows the POST messages at boot. Small Logo(EPA) Display This item enables you to show the EPA logo (brand specific graphics) on the bootup screen.
The items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where BIOS attempts to load the disk operating system. MSI Reminds You... Available settings for “1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device” vary depending on the bootable devices you have installed. For example, if you did not install a floppy drive, the setting “Floppy”...
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard Security Option This specifies the type of BIOS password protection that is implemented. Settings are described below: Option Description [Setup] The password prompt appears only when end users try to run Setup. [System] A password prompt appears every time when the computer is powered on or when end users try to run Setup.
BIOS Setup Advanced Chipset Features AGP Aperture Size This setting controls just how much system RAM can be allocated to AGP for video purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range dedicated to graphics memory address space. Host cycles that hit the aperture range are for- warded to the AGP without any translation.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard Integrated Peripherals IDE Function Setup Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: OnChip IDE Channel 0/1 The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support for two IDE channels. Choose [Enabled] to activate each channel separately. Settings: [Enabled], [Disabled].
BIOS Setup IDE Prefetch Mode The onboard IDE drive interfaces support IDE prefetching, for faster drive accesses. When you install a primary and/or secondary add-in IDE interface, set this option to [Disabled] if the interface does not support prefetching. The settings are: [Enabled], [Disabled].
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard OnChip USB This setting allows you to enable/disable the onboard USB controller. Selecting [V1. 1+V2.0] enables the system to support both USB 1.1 and 2.0 spec. Setting options: [Disabled], [V1.1], [V1.1+V2.0]. USB KB/Storage Support Select [Enabled] if you need to use a USB-interfaced keyboard or storage device in the operating system.
Onboard Serial Port 1 Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the first serial port. The settings are: [3F8/IRQ4], [2E8/IRQ3], [3E8/IRQ4], [2F8/IRQ3], [Disabled], [Auto]. IR Function Select This setting allows you to specify the operation mode for serial port 2. Setting options: [IrDA], [ASKIR], [Disabled].
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard modes simultaneously. Choose [Normal] to use Standard Parallel Port + Bi-Directional Mode simultaneously. EPP Mode Select The onboard parallel port is EPP Spec. compliant, so after the user chooses the onboard parallel port with the EPP function, the following message will be displayed on the screen: “EPP Mode Select.”...
Power Management Setup MSI Reminds You... S3-related functions described in this section are available only when your BIOS supports S3 sleep mode. Sleep State This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. If your operating system supports ACPI, such as Windows 98SE, Windows ME and Windows 2000, you can choose to enter the Standby mode in S1(POS) or S3(STR) fashion through the setting of this field.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard [DPMS Support] HDD Power Down If HDD activity is not detected for the length of time specified in this field, the hard disk drive will be powered down while all other devices remain active. Settings are [Disabled] and  through  Min. HDD Down In Suspend This item determines whether the hard disk drive will be turned off during suspend mode.
BIOS Setup S3 wake up by PS2/Keyboard, S3 wake up by PS2/Mouse These fields allow the activity of the PS2 (keyboard and mouse) to wake up the system from S3 sleep state. Settings: [Enabled], [Disabled]. 3-19...
[Reserved] The IRQ will be reserved for further request. MSI Reminds You... IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources allocated to I/O devices. When an I/O device needs to gain attention of the operating system, it signals this by causing an IRQ to occur. After receiving the signal, when the operating system is ready, the system will interrupt itself and perform the service required by the I/O device.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop When set to [Enabled], multiple VGA devices operating on different buses can handle data from the CPU on each set of palette registers on every video device. Bit 5 of the command register in the PCI device configuration space is the VGA Palette Snoop bit (0 is disabled).
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard H/W Monitor This section shows the status of your CPU, fan, overall system status, etc. Monitor function is available only if there is hardware monitoring mechanism onboard. Chassis Intrusion Detect The field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status and issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened.
BIOS Setup Current System/CPU Temperature, NB/CPU Fan Speed, Vcore, +12V, +3.3V, +5.0V, Battery, +5VSB These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/ components such as CPU voltage, temperatures and all fans’ speeds. 3-23...
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard The items in Cell Menu includes some important settings of CPU, AGP, DRAM and overclocking functions. MSI Reminds You... Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset. Current CPU / DDR Clock These two items show the current clocks of CPU & DDR. Read-only.
CPU while running programs, and to adjust the best CPU frequency automatically. When the motherboard detects CPU is running programs, it will speed up CPU automatically to make the program run smoothly and faster. When the CPU is temporarily suspending or staying in the low load balance, it will restore the default settings instead.
5th level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 9%. [Commander] 6th level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 11%. MSI Reminds You... Even though the Dynamic Overclocking Technology is more stable than manual overclocking, basically, it is still risky. We suggest user to make sure that your CPU can afford to overclocking regularly first.
AGP voltage is adjustable in the field, allowing you to increase the performance of your AGP display card when overclocking, but the stability may be affected. MSI Reminds You... The settings shown in different color in CPU Voltage, Memory Volt- age and AGP Voltage help to verify if your setting is proper for your system.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard 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. The Optimized Defaults are the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard.
Security Option is set to System, the password is required both at boot and at entry to Setup. If set to Setup, password prompt only occurs when you try to enter Setup. MSI Reminds You... About Supervisor Password & User Password:...
Chapter 4. Introduction to DigiCell Introduction to DigiCell DigiCell, the most useful and powerful utility that MSI has spent much research and efforts to develop, helps users to monitor and configure all the integrated peripherals of the system, such as audio program, power management, MP3 files management and communication / 802.11g WLAN...
Introduction: Click on each icon appearing above to enter the sub-menu to make further configuration. Click on this button to link to MSI website: http://www.msi.com.tw. Quick Guide Click on this button and the quick guide of DigiCell will be displayed for you to review.
Power on Agent In this sub-menu, you can configure date, time and auto-executed programs of the power-on, power-off and restarting features. MSI Reminds You... Click on back button in every sub-menu and it will bring you back to the main menu.
In the H/W Diagnostic sub-menu, you can see the information, status and note of each DigiCell. You may double check the connection and installation of the item marked as gray. You may also click on the Mail to MSI button to send your questions or suggestions to MSI’s technical support staff.
In the Communication sub-menu, you can see the status of all the LAN / WLAN / Bluetooth on the screen if the hardware is installed. The first icon indicates the onboard LAN on your system, the second icon indicates the wireless LAN status, and the third one is the information about the bluetooth on your system.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard MSI Feature Software Access Point In the Software Access Point sub-menu, you can see the status of communicating on your system and choose the desired software access point mode by clicking on the desired icon, in which the default settings are configured for your usage. The default software access point mode is set to WLAN Card Mode.
Access Point Mode Click on “Setting” button of the Access Point Mode and the following screen will display. IP Sharing Click on this icon to enable/disable the IP sharing. The default of this setting is disabled. Disabled. Enabling/disabling IP sharing depends on the different situation. For example: 1.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard MSI Feature enable this feature, only PCs with MAC address located in Association Control List can connect to the wireless LAN. MAC Address MAC stands for Media Access Control. A MAC address is the hardware address of a device connected to a network.
BIOS/VGA Driver/OSD/Utility online so that you don’t need to search for the correct BIOS/driver version throughout the whole Web site. To use the function, you need to install the “MSI Live Update 3” application. After the installation, the “MSI Live Update 3”...
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard MSI Feature In the MEGA STICK sub-menu, you can configure the settings of MSI MEGA STICK and the media files (*.m3u, *.mp3, *.wav, *.cda, *.wma) on your system. Basic Function Here you can edit your own play list with the buttons “load”, “save”, “delete”, “shuttle”, “repeat”...
There is also a toolbar for you to execute some basic function, like play, stop, pause, previous/next song, song info and volume adjust. There is also a scroll bar on the top for you to forward/rewind. pause previous stop Right-click on the MP3 file and choose “Info”, a MP3 Info dialogue will pop up to show the information of the file, including the title, artist, album, release year and others.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard MSI Feature Non-Unicode programs supported If you are using an operating system in European languages, and you’d like to play the media files in MEGA STICK with East-Asian languages (such as Chinese, Japanese... etc.), it is possible that the file names display incorrectly.
Introduction to DigiCell 3. Then go to the [Advanced] tab and select the language you want to be supported (the language of the filename in the MegaStick) from the drop- down list in the [Language for non-Unicode programs], then click [Apply]. The system will install the necessary components from your Microsoft Setup CD immediately.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard MSI Feature Core Center (for AMD Processor) Click on the Core Center icon in the main menu and the Core Center program will be enabled. Cool’n’Quiet This utility provides a CPU temperature detection function called Cool’n’Quiet. ®...
CPU fan speed in 8 different modes, from High Speed to Low speed. If you choose Cool’n’Quiet, the system will automatically configure an optimal setting for you. MSI Reminds You... To ensure that Cool’n’Quiet function is activated and will be working properly, it is required to double confirm that: 1.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard MSI Feature Audio Speaker Setting In the Audio Speaker Setting sub-menu, you can configure the multi-channel audio operation, perform speaker test, and choose the environment you prefer while en- joying the music. You can scroll the bar of each equalizer to regulate for current playing digital sound source.
Introduction to DigiCell Click on the “Speaker test” button and the following dialogue box will appear: In this Speaker Configuration dialogue box, select the audio configuration which is identical to the audio jack on your mainboard. Once the correct audio configuration is selected, click “Apply”...
Click “OK” to restart the computer right away or click “Later” to restart your computer later. MSI Reminds You... Please note that the new setting will not take effect until you restart your computer.
Of course you may use the button “-Delete” to remove the added programs, or you can right-click on the selected program and click Delete. MSI Reminds You... You can also enable the Every turn on function, which will enable the specified program(s) and file(s) every time the Digi Cell utility runs.
MS-7030 ATX Mainboard MSI Feature Auto Login Since the Power On function allows the system to power on automatically, you may have to enable this Auto Login function in the following situations: 1. If you are using a computer belonging to a domain in office, and you need to enter your user name &...
Chapter 5. nVidia RAID In- troduction nVidia RAID Introduction NVIDIA brings Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technology—which is used by the world’s leading businesses—to the common PC desktop. This technology uses multiple drives to either increase total disk space or to offer data protection. For all levels, RAID techniques optimize storage solutions by using multiple disks grouped together and treating them as a s ingle storage resource.
JBOD Combining odd size drives into one big drive MSI Reminds You... Please note that users cannot install OS, either WinME or Win98, in their SATA hard drive. Under these two OSs, SATA can only be used as a normal storage device.
RAID Configuration Basic Configuration Instructions The following are the basic steps for configuring NVRAID: Non-Bootable RAID Array 1. Choose the hard disks that are to be RAID enabled in the system BIOS. (Check p. 3-13 for details.) 2. Specify the RAID level, either Mirroring (RAID 1), Striping (RAID 0), Striping and Mirroring (RAID 0+1), or Spanning (JBOD) and create the desired RAID array.
Channel 1, controller 0, Master 1.1.M Channel 1, controller 1, Slave MSI Reminds You... There is no such thing as Slave drive in Serial ATA. All drives are considered to be Master since there is a one to one connection...
Using the Define a New Array Window If necessary, press the tab key to move from field to field until the appropriate field is highlighted. • Selecting the RAID Mode By default, this is set to [Mirroring]. To change to a different RAID mode, press the down arrow key until the mode that you want appears in the RAID Mode box—either [Mirroring], [Striping], [Spanning], or [Stripe Mirroring].
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Completing the RAID BIOS Setup 1. After assigning your RAID array disks, press F7. The Clear disk data prompt appears. 2. Press Y if you want to wipe out all the data from the RAID array, otherwise press N.
NVIDIA RAID Utility Installation Installing the NVIDIA RAID Software Under Windows (for Non-bootable RAID Array) The existing W indows IDE Parallel ATA driver (as well as the Serial ATA driver if SATA is enabled) must be upgraded to use the NVIDIA IDE Parallel ATA driver (as well as the NV Serial ATA driver if SATA is enabled).
Please follow the instruction below to make an nVIDIA Serial ATA RAID driver for yourself. 1. Insert the MSI CD into the CD-ROM drive. 2. Ignore the Setup screen and use “Explorer” to browse the CD. 3. Co py a ll t he c on te nts ( in c lud in g th e s ub -f olde rs ) in t he \\nVidia\System\CK8S\Win2k-XP\IDE\WinXP to a formatted floppy disk.
This will not be an issue with a signed driver. MSI Reminds You... Each time you add a new hard drive to a RAID array, the RAID driver will have to be installed under Windows once for that hard drive. After...
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Initializing and Using the Disk Array The RAID array is now ready to be initialized under W indows. 1. Launch Computer Management by clicking “Start” --> “Settings” --> “Control Panel” then open the “Administrative Tools” folder and double click on “Computer Management”.
5. Check the disk in the list if you want to make the array a dynamic disk, then click Next. The Completing the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard window appears. 6. Click Finish. The “Computer Management” window appears. The actual disks listed will depend on your system, and the unallocated partition is the total combined storage of two hard disks.
\\nVidia\System\CK8S\Win2k-XP\IDE\WinXP of the setup CD accompanied with your mainboard). The RAID configuration information appears in the right-side pane, as shown below. MSI Reminds You... The information in the figures in this part may very from what it is shown in your system.
nVIDIA RAID Introduction NVRAID Striped Array The figure below shows an example of a two hard drive striped array using identical 55.90 GB IDE hard drives (ST360015A), where one drive is configured as Master and the other drive is configured as Slave. The total disk space used is 111.80 GB. NVRAID Striped Mirror Array The figure below shows an example of a four hard drive stripe-mirrored array.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Setting Up a Spare RAID Disk You can designate a hard drive to be used as a spare drive for a RAID 1 or RAID 0+1 array2. The spare drive can take over for a failed disk. NVRAID supports two types of spare drives: •...
Assigning a Dedicated Disk To mark a disk as dedicated, or reserve it for use by a specific array, Step 1: Mark the Disk as a Free Disk 1. Enter the system BIOS setup and make sure that the drive that you want to mark as free is RAID enabled.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard 3. Click Next. The RAID Array Selection page appears. 4. From the RAID Array Selection page, select one of the arrays from the list. This is the array to which you want to allocate the dedicated free disk. Note: In Figure 3.10 there is only one array created on the system.
M ethod 2: Select an array and then assign a free disk to it. 1. Right click on the array to which you want to assign a dedicated free disk. The pop- up menu appears. 2. Select Designate Spare from the menu to launch the Spare Disk Allocation Wizard. 3.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard 5. Click Next. The Completing the NVIDIA Spare Disk Allocation page appears. 6. Click Finish. You have now assigned a dedicated free disk to a mirrored array. Once a dedicated disk has been assigned to a particular array, it can be removed at any time.
nVIDIA RAID Introduction Example of Dedicating a Free Disk in a RAID 1 or RAID 0+1 Array You can also assign a dedicated free disk to a RAID 1 or a RAID 0+1 array, using the same process. 1. Right-click either the free disk that you want to dedicate to an array, the array type, or the array drives as shown in the figure below.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Rebuilding a RAID Mirrored Array Rebuilding is the process of recovering data from one hard drive to another. All data is copied from one hard drive to another and then the data is synchronized between the two hard drives.
nVIDIA RAID Introduction 4. Click Next. The Disk Selection page appears. 5. Select the drive that you want to rebuild by clicking it from the list, then click Next. The Completing the NVIDIA Rebuild Array page appears. 6. Click Finish. The array rebuilding starts after a few seconds, and a small pop-up message appears towards the bottom right corner of the screen as shown in the figure below.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard M ore About Rebuilding Arrays • Rebuilding Occurs in the Background The rebuilding process is very slow (it can take up to a day) and occurs in the background so as not to affect the performance of the system. •...
Driver & Utility Installation of Driver & MSI provides a setup CD along with your mainboard, which contains the required drivers for your system, and many other use- ful and powerful utility to bring you the best experience for your office professional working and for your home leisure entertainment.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Utility Installation Click on the Utility tab and the screen below will display. Click on the utility you like to install, and follow the proceeding instructions.
Installation of Driver and Utility Driver Installation Click on the Driver tab and the screen below will display. Click on the driver you like to install, and follow the proceeding instructions. NVIDIA nForce3 System Driver This driver is only available for W indows 2000 and W indows XP operating system. Please follow the following step to install the driver correctly.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard 2. Then the following screen displays the available components to install. All the components shown here will be selected to be installed by default. Then click Next. 3. The system will start installing the selected driver components automatically. 4.
5. Then the following screen displays the installation of NVIDIA IDE SW Driver. Click Yes to continue. 6. Then the following screen displays the installation of NVIDIA Firewall and ForceWare Network Access Manager. It is a software firewall to protect the softwares from hacking.
M S-7030 ATX M ainboard Realtek AC97 Audio Driver 1. Click on this button to install the Realtek AC97 Audio Driver. Then the welcome dialogue will display. Click Next to continue. The installation process will launch automatically. 2. The following screen indicates the installation is complete. Click Yes to restart your computer or click No to restart it later.