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Motherboard Specifications, MS-7184 (AmethystM)

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Motherboard specifications table

Part / FeatureSpecification / Support
Motherboard description
  • Motherboard manufacturer's name: MSI MS-7184
  • HP/Compaq name: AmethystM-GL6E
CPU/Processor
  • Socket: 939
  • Supports AMD Athlon 64 X2 (up to 4800+) and Sempron (up to 3200+) processors
System bus
  • 2000 MegaTransfers/second or 1600 MegaTransfers/second depending on the processor
Chipset
  • Northbridge: ATI RS482
  • Southbridge: ATI SB400
BIOS features
  • The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically
  • The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications
  • Supports boot from LAN, USB Device 1.1 & 2.0, and SATA HDD
Form factor
  • Micro-ATX: 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 DIMMs
  • Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB* without ECC


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)
Video graphics
  • Integrated
Serial ATA
  • 2 SATA connectors
  • Each connector supports 1 serial ATA-150 disk drive
Onboard audio or audio cardController: AC-97
  • Realtek ALC658C 6-channel CODEC chipset
  • Location: Integrated
Onboard LAN
  • Realtek 8100C
  • 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet controller
Back panel I/0
  • One PS/2 mouse
  • One PS/2 keyboard
  • One VGA
  • One Parallel
  • One IEEE 1394
  • One RJ-45 networking port
  • Three audio connectors: line in, line out, and microphone
  • Four USB (2.0)
  • 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
  • Two serial ATA ports for up to two 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

1 - Mouse
2 - Parallel
3 - 1394 port
4 - LAN
5 - Line-In
6 - Line-Out
7 - Microphone
8 - SPDIF-Out
9 - USB 2.0
10 - USB 2.0
11 - VGA
12 - Keyboard

Clearing the CMOS settings

CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which includes system setup information such as system passwords.
  1. Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord.
  2. Temporarily set the jumper labeled "JCMOS1" to pins 2-3.
  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!
1 - JCMOS1
2 - Keep Data
3 - Clear Data