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HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, MSI MS-7778 (Jasmine)

Figure 1: The Jasmine motherboard

Photograph of motherboard

Motherboard description

  • Manufacturer's name: MSI

  • Motherboard name: MSI MS-7778

  • HP/Compaq name: Jasmine

  • SSID: 2AE0

Form Factor

  • uATX: 24.4 cm (9.6 in) x 24.4 cm (9.6 in)


  • AMD A75 FCH

Front-side bus speed

  • UMI (Unified Media Interface)
  • 4 lanes, 5 GT/s per lane

Processor upgrade information

  • Socket type: FM2

  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    Trinity Dual-Core A4-5300
    65 W
    Trinity Dual-Core A6-5400K
    65 W
    Trinity Quad-Core A8-5500
    65 W
    Trinity Quad-Core A8-5600K
    100 W
    Trinity Quad-Core A10-5700
    65 W
    Trinity Quad-Core A10-5800K
    100 W

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual channel memory architecture

  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets

  • Supports DDR3 DIMMs

    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)

    • PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)

    • PC3-14400 (DDR3-1866)

  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB DIMMs

  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems

    NOTE: 32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.
  • Supports up to 32 GB on 64-bit systems

    NOTE: Maximum memory shown reflects the capability of the hardware and can be limited further in the operating system.


Integrated Graphics

*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.

  • Supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards.

  • Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.

  • DVI and VGA ports (Can be used at the same time).

The integrated graphics differ by processor

Radeon graphics brand
AMD A-Series Processors
AMD Trinity Dual-Core A4-5300
65 W
AMD Trinity Dual-Core A6-5400K
65 W
AMD Trinity Quad-Core A8-5500
65 W
AMD Trinity Quad-Core A8-5600K
100 W
AMD Trinity Quad-Core A10-5700
65 W
AMD Trinity Quad-Core A10-5800K
100 W


Integrated IDT 92HD73E Audio

*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.

  • Built-in High Definition 8 channel audio with jack sensing

  • Audio codec: IDT 92HD73E



  • Technology: Atheros AR8161L gigabit Ethernet controller

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s

  • Transmission standards: 1000BASE-T Ethernet

Expansion Slots

  • One PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0)

  • Three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)

  • One PCI Express mini card (Gen 2.0)

I/O Ports and internal connectors

Back I/O ports

Figure 2: Back I/O panel

1 - USB 2.0: 2
2 - S/PDIF
3 - VGA
4 - DVI-D
5 - LAN
6 - USB 2.0: 2
7 - USB 3.0: 2
8 - Audio: Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange)
9 - Audio: Rear Speaker Out port (black)
10 - Audio: Side Speaker Out port (gray)
11 - Audio: Line In port (light blue)
12 - Audio: Line Out port (lime)
13 - Audio: Microphone port (pink)

Internal Connectors

  • 1x CPU socket

  • 1x ATX 24-pin power

  • 1x ATX 4-pin power

  • 1x ATX CPU power

  • 6x SATA 3.0

  • 1x CPU fan

  • 1x System fan

  • 1x WLAN card LED

  • 1x Front panel

  • 1x Front panel audio

  • 2x USB 2.0 (each connector supports 2 ports)

  • 1x USB 2.0 (supports 1 port)

  • 1x USB 3.0 (supports 2 ports)

Clearing the CMOS settings

CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.

This motherboard has a jumper to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.

  1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

  2. Move the jumper to from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3, then move the jumper back to default.

  3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.

Clearing the PASSWORD settings

The BIOS password is used to protect BIOS settings from unwanted changes.

To erase the BIOS password follow these steps:

  1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

  2. Move the jumper to from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3, then move the jumper back to default.

  3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.

Motherboard layout

Figure 3: layout

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