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Motherboard Specifications, MS-7093 (Albacore)

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Motherboard specifications table

Part / FeatureSpecification / Support
Motherboard description
  • Motherboard manufacturer's name: MSI MS-7093
  • HP/Compaq name: Albacore-GL6E
CPU/Processor
  • Socket: 939
  • Supports Socket-939 for AMD K8 Athlon 64 FX processor
  • Supports the following processors:
    • AMD Athlon 64 up to 4000+ (2.4 GHz)
    • Athlon 64 FX
    • AMD Sempron up to 3200+ (future socket 939 versions only)
System bus
  • 2000 MegaTransfers/second for Athlon64
  • 1600 MegaTransfers/second for Sempron
Chipset
  • Northbridge: RS480
  • Southbridge: SB400
BIOS features
  • The main board BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically
  • The main board provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your main board specifications
  • Supports boot from LAN, USB Device 1.1 & 2.0, and SATA HDD
Form factor
  • Micro-ATX form factor
  • 24.4cm X 24.4cm
Memory
  • Four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
  • Supports dual channel, eight memory banks DDR 333/400 DDR DIMMs
  • Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM
  • Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB*


NOTE:*Actual available memory may be less
Expansion slots
  • One PCI Express x16 graphics
  • Three PCI
  • One SCSI connector for PCI Extender Card for two additional PCI slots (optional)
  • No AGP slot
Video graphics
  • Internal onboard graphics using system memory
  • PCI Express x16 slot
Serial ATA
  • 4 SATA connectors
  • Each connector supports 1 serial ATA-150 disk drive
  • Hot Swap function
Onboard audio or audio cardController: AC-97
  • Realtek ALC658C 6-channel CODEC chipset
  • Dolby 5.1 audio support
  • Location: Integrated
Onboard LAN
  • Realtek RTL8100C
  • 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet controller
Back panel I/0
  • One PS/2 mouse port
  • One PS/2 keyboard port
  • One VGA
  • One Parallel
  • Four USB (2.0)
  • One IEEE 1394
  • One RJ45 networking port
  • Three audio connectors: line in, line out, and microphone
  • One composite video out
  • One S-Video out
  • One S/PDIF out
Internal connectors
  • One floppy port supports 1 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
  • Two IDE connectors for up to four IDE devices
  • Four serial ATA ports for up to four SATA devices
  • One PCI Express x16 graphics slot
  • Three PCI slots
  • One PCI extender board connector
  • Four USB 2.0 ports on two headers
  • One CD audio input header
  • One auxiliary audio input header
  • One headphone-out header
  • One IEEE1394a header
  • One CPU fan connector
  • One system (chassis) fan connector
NOTE:Motherboard specifications are subject to change without notice.

Motherboard layout and photos

Figure 1: Layout
Figure 2: Photograph
Figure 3: Backplate
1 - PS/2 Mouse
2 - Parallel
3 - 1394 FireWire
4 - LAN
5 - Audio Line-in
6 - Audio Line-out
7 - Microphone
8 - SPDIF-Out
9 - USB
10 - VGA
11 - S-Video
12 - Composite (RCA) video
13 - PS/2 Keyboard

Clearing the CMOS settings

CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
The JCMOS1 jumper allows you to clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup.
  1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.
  2. Temporarily set the jumper labeled "JCMOS1" from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3.
    Wait at least 6 seconds and then return the jumper to pins 1-2
  3. Plug the power cord and turn on the computer.
  4. Hold down the Del key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter/reset any custom BIOS settings.
CAUTION:Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap from the default position. Removing the cap causes system boot failure!

Clearing the BIOS Password

CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
The BIOS password protects the BIOS from undesired changes. If password checking is enabled, and you need to disable it, use the following steps:
  1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.
  2. Remove the jumper cap from jumper JPWD1 (Clear Password).
  3. Plug the power cord and turn on the computer.
  4. Hold down the F1 key during the startup process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter/reset any password settings.

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