MSI 770 C45

Motherboards

BIOS

The BIOS is engineered by American Megatrends and the Standard CMOS Features includes all of the SATA and IDE connections along with the date and time settings; effectively this is just standard system configuration details.


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The advanced features are a little more interesting but still pretty standard with functions such as the boot sequence.


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The integrated peripherals section has a number of different settings for the all the USB, I/O and ATA devices. It is slightly smaller than most motherboards though as neither Firewire nor eSATA are utilised in this motherboard.


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The next section is named “Power Management” and again is fairly routine but I doubt many users will really adjust any settings in here.


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The H/W Monitor gives a number of different stats on the running of the rig including the fan speeds from all the headers on the motherboard, CPU temperature and voltages of the 3.3v, 5v and 12v rails.

The fan speed can also be adjusted or a target set using the Smart FAN setting in order to reduce the noise outputs.


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Next up we see the Green Power tab which can adjust the phase control but is pretty limited and doesn’t show efficiency or other details that some motherboards now include.


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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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