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Quick Start

Thank you for purchasing the MSI
motherboard. This Quick Start
section provides demonstration diagrams about how to install your computer. Some
of the installations also provide video demonstrations. Please link to the URL to watch
it with the web browser on your phone or tablet. You may have even link to the URL by
scanning the QR code.

Preparing Tools and Components

DDR4 Memory
Power Supply Unit
Graphics Card
Thermal Paste
SATA Hard Disk Drive
A Package of Screws
Phillips Screwdriver
Quick Start



  Summary of Contents for MSI MPG X570-A PRO

  • Page 1: Quick Start

    Quick Start Thank you for purchasing the MSI MPG X570-A PRO motherboard. This Quick Start ® section provides demonstration diagrams about how to install your computer. Some of the installations also provide video demonstrations. Please link to the URL to watch it with the web browser on your phone or tablet.
  • Page 2: Safety Information

    Safety Information y The components included in this package are prone to damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Please adhere to the following instructions to ensure successful computer assembly. y Ensure that all components are securely connected. Loose connections may cause the computer to not recognize a component or fail to start.
  • Page 3: Installing A Processor

    Installing a Processor Quick Start...
  • Page 4 Important If you are installing the screw-type CPU heatsink, please follow the figure below to remove the retention module first and then install the heatsink. Quick Start...
  • Page 5: Installing Ddr4 Memory

    Installing DDR4 memory DIMMA1 DIMMA2 DIMMA2 DIMMA2 DIMMB2 DIMMB1 DIMMB2 Quick Start...
  • Page 6: Connecting The Front Panel Header

    Connecting the Front Panel Header Power LED Power Switch JFP1 Reserved HDD LED Reset Switch HDD LED + Power LED + HDD LED - Power LED - Reset Switch Power Switch JFP1 Reset Switch Power Switch Reserved No Pin HDD LED - HDD LED HDD LED +...
  • Page 7: Installing The Motherboard

    Installing the Motherboard Quick Start...
  • Page 8: Connecting The Power Connectors

    Connecting the Power Connectors ATX_PWR1 CPU_PWR1 CPU_PWR2 Quick Start...
  • Page 9: Installing Sata Drives

    Installing SATA Drives Quick Start...
  • Page 10: Installing A Graphics Card

    Installing a Graphics Card Quick Start...
  • Page 11: Connecting Peripheral Devices

    Connecting Peripheral Devices Quick Start...
  • Page 12: Power On

    Power On Quick Start...
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Contents Quick Start ......................1 Preparing Tools and Components ................1 Safety Information ....................2 Installing a Processor ..................... 3 Installing DDR4 memory ..................5 Connecting the Front Panel Header ............... 6 Installing the Motherboard ..................7 Connecting the Power Connectors ................. 8 Installing SATA Drives.....................
  • Page 14 JRGB1~2: RGB LED connectors ................38 JRAINBOW1~2: Addressable RGB LED connectors ..........39 Installing OS, Drivers & Utilities ................. 40 Installing Windows 10 ..................40 ® Installing Drivers ....................40 Installing Utilities ....................40 BIOS Setup ......................41 Entering BIOS Setup ..................... 41 Resetting BIOS ......................
  • Page 15: Specifications

    Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory y Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode) y Supports un-buffered memory * Please refer for more information on compatible memory. y 1x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1) ƒ 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ support PCIe 4.0 x16 mode ƒ...
  • Page 16 Continued from previous page y 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports y 2x M.2 slots (Key M)* ƒ M2_1 slot (from AMD Processor) ® ˜ Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™) ˜ Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ Storage with Radeon™...
  • Page 17 Continued from previous page y 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector y 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector y 1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector y 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors y 2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports) y 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports)
  • Page 18 ACPI 6.2, SM BIOS 3.2 y Multi-language y Drivers y DRAGON CENTER y CPU-Z MSI GAMING Software y MSI App Player (BlueStacks) y Google Chrome™ ,Google Toolbar, Google Drive y Norton™ Internet Security Solution y DRAGON OPTIMIZATION y OC Performance y Hardware Monitor...
  • Page 19 Continued from previous page y Audio ƒ Audio Boost 4 y Storage ƒ Lightning Gen 4 M.2 ƒ Turbo M.2 y Fan ƒ Pump Fan ƒ GAMING Fan Control y LED ƒ Mystic Light 3 ƒ Mystic Light Extension (RGB) ƒ...
  • Page 20: Package Contents

    Package contents Please check the contents of your motherboard package. It should contain: Motherboard X570-A PRO Cable SATA 6Gb/s Cables 8.5H M.2 screws Accessories Case Badge Product Registration Card Application DVD Driver DVD Documentation Quick Installation Guide Important If any of the above items are damaged or missing, please contact your retailer. Package contents...
  • Page 21: Block Diagram

    Block Diagram 2 Channel DDR4 Memory Processor 1x M.2 PCI Express Bus 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 1x M.2 PCIE Front Audio Jacks Realtek 6x SATA 6Gb/s ALC1220 Rear Audio Jacks NUVOTON 6797 6x USB 2.0 6x USB 3.2 Gen1 1x Realtek 8111H LAN Block Diagram...
  • Page 22: Rear I/O Panel

    Rear I/O Panel USB 3.2 Audio Ports Gen1 PS/2 Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A* Flash BIOS Button Flash BIOS USB 3.2 Port Gen 1 Type-A USB 2.0 Type-A Optical S/PDIF-Out USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C* *USB 3.2 Gen2 (3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™) or USB 3.2 Gen1 (2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™/Ryzen™ with Radeon™...
  • Page 23: Realtek Audio Console

    Realtek Audio Console After Realtek Audio Console is installed. You can use it to change sound settings to get better sound experience. Application Enhancement Device Selection Main Volume Connector Settings Jack Status y Device Selection - allows you to select a audio output source to change the related options.
  • Page 24 Audio jacks to headphone and microphone diagram Audio jacks to stereo speakers diagram AUDIO INPUT Audio jacks to 7.1-channel speakers diagram AUDIO INPUT Rear Front Side Center/ Subwoofer Rear I/O Panel...
  • Page 25: Overview Of Components

  • Page 26 Component Contents Port Name Port Type Page CPU_FAN1, PUMP_FAN1, SYS_FAN1~4 Fan Connectors CPU_PWR1~2, ATX_PWR1 Power Connectors CPU Socket AM4 CPU Socket DIMMA1/A2/B1/B2 DIMM Slots JAUD1 Front Audio Connector Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) JBAT1 Jumper JCI1 Chassis Intrusion Connector JCOM1 Serial Port Connector JFP1, JFP2 Front Panel Connectors Addressable RGB LED...
  • Page 27: Cpu Socket

    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 ®...
  • Page 28: Dimm Slots

    DIMM Slots DIMMA1 DIMMB1 Channel A Channel B DIMMA2 DIMMB2 Memory module installation recommendation DIMMA1 DIMMA2 DIMMA2 DIMMA2 DIMMB1 DIMMB2 DIMMB2 Important Always insert memory modules in the DIMMA2 slot first. Due to chipset resource usage, the available capacity of memory will be a little less than the amount of installed.
  • Page 29: Pci_E1~5: Pcie Expansion Slots

    PCIe 3.0 x1 PCI_E5 Important If you install a large and heavy graphics card, you need to use a tool such as MSI Gaming Series Graphics Card Bolster to support its weight to prevent deformation of the slot. For a single PCIe x16 expansion card installation with optimum performance, using the PCI_E1 slot is recommended.
  • Page 30: M2_1~2: M.2 Slots (Key M)

    M2_1~2: M.2 Slots (Key M) M2_1 M2_2 The following table describes the relationship between the M.2 slots and the PCIe bandwidth of the processors. Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega 3rd Gen AMD 2nd Gen AMD Slots Graphics and 2nd Gen Ryzen™ Ryzen™...
  • Page 31: Sata1~6: Sata 6Gb/S Connectors

    SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s Connectors These connectors are SATA 6Gb/s interface ports. Each connector can connect to one SATA device. SATA6 SATA5 SATA4 SATA3 SATA2 SATA1 Important Please do not fold the SATA cable at a 90-degree angle. Data loss may result during transmission otherwise.
  • Page 32: Cpu_Pwr1~2, Atx_Pwr1: Power Connectors

    CPU_PWR1~2, ATX_PWR1: Power Connectors These connectors allow you to connect an ATX power supply. CPU_PWR1 Ground +12V Ground +12V Ground +12V Ground +12V CPU_PWR2 Ground +12V Ground +12V +3.3V +3.3V +3.3V -12V Ground Ground PS-ON# Ground Ground Ground ATX_PWR1 Ground Ground PWR OK 5VSB...
  • Page 33: Cpu_Fan1, Pump_Fan1, Sys_Fan1~4: Fan Connectors

    CPU_FAN1, PUMP_FAN1, SYS_FAN1~4: Fan Connectors Fan connectors can be classified as PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Mode or DC Mode. PWM Mode fan connectors provide constant 12V output and adjust fan speed with speed control signal. DC Mode fan connectors control fan speed by changing voltage. You can follow the instruction below to adjust the fan connector to PWM or DC Mode.
  • Page 34: Jusb3~4: Usb 3.2 Gen1 Connectors

    JUSB3~4: USB 3.2 Gen1 Connectors These connectors allow you to connect USB 3.2 Gen1 ports on the front panel. JUSB4 JUSB3 Power USB2.0+ USB3_RX_DN USB2.0- USB3_RX_DP Ground Ground USB3_TX_C_DP USB3_TX_C_DN USB3_TX_C_DN USB3_TX_C_DP Ground Ground USB3_RX_DP USB2.0- USB3_RX_DN USB2.0+ Power No Pin Important Note that the Power and Ground pins must be connected correctly to avoid possible damage.
  • Page 35: Jaud1: Front Audio Connector

    JAUD1: Front Audio Connector This connector allows you to connect audio jacks on the front panel. MIC L Ground MIC R Head Phone R MIC Detection SENSE_SEND No Pin Head Phone L Head Phone Detection JCOM1: Serial Port Connector This connector allows you to connect the optional serial port with bracket. SOUT Ground No Pin...
  • Page 36: Jci1: Chassis Intrusion Connector

    JCI1: Chassis Intrusion Connector This connector allows you to connect the chassis intrusion switch cable. Normal Trigger the chassis intrusion event (default) Using chassis intrusion detector 1. Connect the JCI1 connector to the chassis intrusion switch/ sensor on the chassis. 2.
  • Page 37: Jbat1: Clear Cmos (Reset Bios) Jumper

    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. Keep Data Clear CMOS/ (default)
  • Page 38: Jrgb1~2: Rgb Led Connectors

    (12V/G/R/B) with the maximum power rating of 3A (12V). Always turn off the power supply and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing or removing the RGB LED strip. Please use MSI’ s software to control the extended LED strip. Overview of Components...
  • Page 39: Jrainbow1~2: Addressable Rgb Led Connectors

    20% brightness, the connector supports up to 200 LEDs. Always turn off the power supply and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing or removing the RGB LED strip. Please use MSI’ s software to control the extended LED strip. Overview of Components...
  • Page 40: Installing Os, Drivers & Utilities

    Installing OS, Drivers & Utilities Please download and update the latest utilities and drivers at ® Installing Windows 1. Power on the computer. 2. Insert the Windows ® 10 installation disc/USB into your computer. 3. Press the Restart button on the computer case.
  • Page 41: Bios Setup

    BIOS Setup The default settings offer the optimal performance for system stability in normal conditions. You should always keep the default settings to avoid possible system damage or failure booting unless you are familiar with BIOS. Important 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.
  • Page 42: Resetting Bios

    Updating BIOS 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. Insert the USB flash drive that contains the update file into the USB port.
  • Page 43 Before updating: Please download the latest BIOS file that matches your motherboard model from MSI ® website and rename the BIOS file to MSI.ROM. And then, save the MSI.ROM file to the root of USB flash drive. Important Only the FAT32 format USB flash drive supports updating BIOS by Flash BIOS Button.
  • Page 44: Ez Mode

    EZ Mode At EZ mode, it provides the basic system information and allows you to configure the basic setting. To configure the advanced BIOS settings, please enter the Advanced Mode by pressing the Setup Mode switch or F7 function key. Screenshot A-XMP switch Setup Mode switch...
  • Page 45 y Function buttons - enable or disable the LAN Option ROM, CSM/ UEFI, HD Audio Controller, AHCI/ RAID, ErP Ready and RGB Light Control by clicking on their respective button. y M-Flash - click on this button to display the M-Flash menu that provides the way to update BIOS with a USB flash drive.
  • Page 46: Advanced Mode

    Advanced Mode Press Setup Mode switch or F7 function key can switch between EZ Mode and Advanced Mode in BIOS setup. Screenshot A-XMP switch Setup Mode switch Search Language System information GAME BOOST switch Boot device priority bar BIOS menu BIOS menu selection selection...
  • Page 47: Settings

    SETTINGS System Status f System 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>...
  • Page 48 [Gen4] Enables PCIe Gen4 support only. fPCIe SlotX Lanes Configuration PCIe lanes configuration is for MSI M.2 Xpander / MSI M.2 Xpander-Z / Other M.2 PCIe storage card. The options in this item will vary with the installed processor. f ACPI Settings Sets ACPI parameters of onboard power LED behaviors.
  • Page 49 fIpv4 PXE Support [Enabled] When Enabled, the system UEFI network stack will support Ipv4 protocol. This item will appear when Network Stack is Enabled. [Enabled] Enables the Ipv4 PXE boot support. [Disabled] Disables the Ipv4 PXE boot support. fIpv6 PXE Support [Enabled] When Enabled, the system UEFI network stack will support Ipv6 protocol.
  • Page 50 fLegacy USB Support [Enabled] Sets Legacy USB function support. [Auto] The system will automatically detect if any USB device is connected and enable the legacy USB support. [Enabled] Enable the USB support under legacy mode. [Disabled] The USB devices will be unavailable under legacy mode. f Super IO Configuration Sets system Super I/O chip parameters including COM port.
  • Page 51 fBIOS UEFI/CSM Mode [CSM] Select CSM (Compatibility Support Module) or UEFI mode to meet the system requirement. [CSM] For the non-UEFI driver add-on devices or non-UEFI mode OS. [UEFI] For the UEFI driver add-on devices and UEFI mode OS. fGOP Information Shows the onboard Graphics Output Protocol (GOP) information.
  • Page 52: Boot

    fResume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 Mouse [Disabled] Enables or disables the system wake up by PS/2 mouse. [Enabled] Enables the system to be awakened from S3/ S4/ S5 state when activity of PS/2 mouse is detected. [Disabled] Disables this function. fResume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled] Enables or disables the system wake up by PS/2 keyboard.
  • Page 53: Security

    f Boot 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 BIOS UEFI/CSM Mode sets to UEFI. [UEFI] Enables UEFI BIOS boot mode support only.
  • Page 54: Save & Exit

    fSecurity Device Support [Disabled] Enables or disables the TPM function to build the endorsement key for accessing the system. fAMD fTPM switch [AMD CPU fTPM] Selects TPM device. This item will appear when Security Device Support is enabled. [AMD CPU fTPM] Select it for AMD Firmware TPM.
  • Page 55 Important Overclocking your PC manually is only recommended for advanced users. Overclocking is not guaranteed, and if done improperly, it could void your warranty or severely damage your hardware. If you are unfamiliar with overclocking, we advise you to use OC GENIE 4 function for easy overclocking.
  • Page 56 f Adjusted DRAM Frequency Shows the adjusted DRAM frequency. Read-only. f Advanced DRAM Configuration Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. User can set the memory timing for each/ all memory channel. The system may become unstable or unbootable after changing memory timing.
  • Page 57 f Memory Changed Detect [Enabled]* Enables or disables the system to issue a warning message during boot when the memory has been replaced. [Enabled] The system will issue a warning message during boot and then you have to load the default settings for new devices. [Disabled] Disables this function and keeps the current BIOS settings.
  • Page 58 fSpread Spectrum (optional) This function reduces the EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) generated by modulating clock generator pulses. [Enabled] Enables the spread spectrum function to reduce the EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) problem. [Disabled] Enhances the overclocking ability of CPU Base clock. Important If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the setting at [Disabled] for optimal system stability and performance.
  • Page 59: M-Flash

    M-FLASH provides the way to update BIOS with a USB flash drive. Please download the latest BIOS file that matches your motherboard model from MSI website, save the BIOS file into your USB flash drive. And then follow the steps below to update BIOS.
  • Page 60: Oc Profile

    OC PROFILE f Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 management. Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. fSet Name for Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 Name the current overclocking profile. fSave Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 Save the current overclocking profile.
  • Page 61: Hardware Monitor

    HARDWARE MONITOR Temperature & Speed Fan Manage Setting Buttons Temperature/ Voltage display f Temperature & Speed Shows the current CPU temperature, system temperature and fans' speeds. f Fan Manage ƒ PWM - allows you to select the PWM mode for fan operation. ƒ...
  • Page 62: A-Xmp Operation

    A-XMP Operation System Requirements y Supported AMD Ryzen™ series processor ® y Memory module supports XMP How to enable A-XMP Power on and press Delete key to enter BIOS Setup menu. Here are two methods below to enable A-XMP. Method 1. BIOS EZ button Click A-XMP button 1 or 2 to enable XMP profile 1 or profile 2.
  • Page 63: Amd Raid Configuration

    AMD RAID Configuration The following are the RAID levels supported by RAIDXpert2. RAID 0 (Striping) breaks the data into blocks which are written to separate hard drives. Spreading the hard drive I/O load across independent channels greatly improves I/O performance. RAID 1 (Mirroring) provides data redundancy by mirroring data between the hard drives and provides enhanced read performance.
  • Page 64: Initializing Disks

    Initializing Disks New disks and legacy disks must be initialized before they can be used to create an AMD-RAID array. Initialization writes AMD-RAID configuration information (metadata) to a disk. Important If a disk is part of an AMD-RAID array, the disk cannot be selected for initialization. To initial the disk anyway, delete the AMD-RAID array.
  • Page 65: Creating Arrays

    Creating Arrays Arrays can be created after the disks are initialized. Important For redundant arrays, the Create process is not started until after the operating system and AMD-RAID OS drivers have been installed and the system has booted to the operating system. However, the arrays are immediately available to use for either a bootable array or a data array.
  • Page 66: Deleting Arrays

    Deleting Arrays Important Deleting an array permanently destroys all data that is on the array. This action cannot be undone and it is very unlikely that the data can be recovered. Do not delete the first array listed in the Arrays section, if it is the AMD-RAID bootable array.
  • Page 67: Installing Raid Driver

    2. When prompted, insert the USB flash drive with AMD RAID Drivers and then click Browse. ƒ To make an AMD RAID Drivers USB flash drive. Insert the MSI Driver Disc into the optical drive. Copy all the contents in \\Storage\AMD\AMD\Packages\Drivers\ SBDrv\RAID_NVMe 3.
  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Lost BIOS password Before sending the motherboard for RMA repair, try to go over troubleshooting y Clear the CMOS, but that will cause guide first to see if your got similar you to lose all customized settings in the symptoms as mentioned below.
  • Page 69: Regulatory Notices

    이 기기는 가정용(B급) 전자파적합기기로서 주 y Visit the MSI website and locate a nearby distributor 로 가정에서 사용하는 것을 목적으로 하며, 모 for further recycling information. 든 지역에서 사용할 수 있습니다.
  • Page 70 Unión Europea al final de su periodo de vida. Usted their useful life. MSI will comply with the product take debe depositar estos productos en el punto limpio...
  • Page 71 MSI si adeguerà a tale Direttiva ritirando tutti i prodotti marchiati MSI che sono stati venduti all’interno dell’Unione Europea alla fine del loro ciclo di vita.
  • Page 72 Micro-Star Int’ l Co., Ltd. All other marks and names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners. No warranty as to accuracy or completeness is expressed or implied. MSI reserves the right to make changes to this document without prior notice. Technical Support...

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