Intel CPUs of the Alder Lake series for socket LGA 1700 can be installed.
There are four memory slots on the mainboard that holds 32 GB RAM. The maximum capacity is therefore 128 GB.
|Speed:||3200 / 3000 / 2933 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz|
|Feature:||no ECC Support|
⚠️Note⚠️ The 32-bit editions of Windows support / detect a maximum memory capacity of 3.2 GB. You can find more information about this on the Microsoft website.
If you haven't installed a memory yet, this Video from MSI assists you doing it.
|1||PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 (M2A_CPU)||2260/2280||M Key (internal) - M.2 SSDs with M Key or B & M Key|
|2||PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 (M2P_SB)||2260/2280/22110||M Key (internal) - M.2 SSDs with M Key or B & M Key||Intel Optane memory ready|
⚠️Note⚠️ For the fastening you need a screw with a metric M2 thread and a length between 2.5 mm and 3.0 mm. The head should have a diameter of 4 to a maximum of 5 mm and be flat. If the screws are not available in local shops, you can find them in online shops (if not included in the scope of delivery).
The front PIN assignment can be taken from the figure.
You can change the function of the audio jacks using the audio software.
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot ((PCIEX16)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCIEX4)
Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technology
If you only want to install one PCI Express graphics card, you should install it in the PCIEX16 slot for optimal performance.
TPM 2.0 support is available.
At least two SATA hard disks or SSDs are required for a RAID array. To ensure optimal performance, it is recommended to use two hard disks or SSDs with the same model and capacity.
Turn on your computer and press
Delete to enter BIOS Setup. Go to Settings \ IO Ports \ SATA And RST Configuration, make sure SATA Controller(s) is enabled. To create RAID configurations, go to Settings \ IO Ports \ VMD setup menu, set Enable VMD controller to Enabled and set Enable VMD Global Mapping to Disabled. Then depending on the SATA / M.2 connector you use, set the corresponding Map this Root Port under VMD item to Enabled.
Configuring a RAID Array
❗Skip this steps if you do not want to create a RAID array on the SATA controller.
After the system reboot, enter BIOS Setup again. Then enter the Settings \ IO Ports \ Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology sub-menu.
On the Intel Rapid Storage Technology menu, press on Create RAID Volume to enter the Create RAID Volume screen. Enter a volume name with 1~16 letters (letters cannot be special characters) under the Name item and press
Enter. Then, select a RAID level. RAID levels supported include RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 (the selections available depend on the number of the hard drives being installed). Next, use the down arrow key to move to Select Disks.
Under Select Disks item, select the hard drives to be included in the RAID array. Press the Space key on the hard drives to be selected (selected hard drives are marked with X). Then set the stripe block size. The stripe block size can be set from 4 KB to 128 KB. Once you have selected the stripe block size, set the volume capacity.
After setting the capacity, move to Create Volume and press
Enter to begin.
After completing, you'll be brought back to the Intel Rapid Storage Technology screen. Under RAID Volumes you can see the new RAID volume. To see more detailed information, press
Enter on the volume to check for information on RAID level, stripe block size, array name, and array capacity, etc.
With the correct BIOS settings, you are ready to install the operating system.
If you want to install an operating system on a RAID volume, you need to install the Intel® RST VMD Controller driver first during the OS installation process. Go to GIGABYTE's website, browse to the motherboard model's web page, download the Intel SATA Preinstall driver file on the Support\Download\SATA RAID/AHCI page, unzip the file and copy the files to your USB thumb drive.
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Review Date: 2025-02-24