20 Most Recent MSI KT4V (MS-6712) Motherboard Questions & Answers

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MSI KT4V... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015

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Beep codes to different bios are given.

MSI KT4V... | Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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MSI KT4V... | Answered on Dec 21, 2012

MSI Support > MSI KT4V motherboard, (Also known as MSI MS-6712) >
Main Support page,


I would like you to download the motherboard manual. (User Manual)

Go down to the middle, and hover your mouse cursor on the heading - Download.
(Overview, Specification, Download,........)

In the drop down list click on - Manual
Under the subheading Download, click on the blue -

(Release date: 2004-07-02)

On the next page click on the country nearest yours.
A small window will come up on the right -
Opening E6712v1.6.zip

Make sure there is a green dot, in the circle to the left of Save File.
If not, left-click in the circle.
Now go below, and click on - OK

A small window will come up on the left.
In the heading of this window tells you where the file will download to.
It may have Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads, in the wording.

[ If you are downloading with a computer that has Windows Vista, or Windows 7, it will be;
Desktop, or Documents, or Downloads ]

Desktop: The file will be on your desktop screen.

[ File name is E6712v1.6.zip It will be next to a yellow folder icon, that has a zipper on it ]

My Documents: Click on Start, then on My Documents.

[ Windows Vista and Windows 7;
Click on the Windows logo button, then on Documents ]

Downloads: Click on Start, then on My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

[ Windows Vista and Windows 7;
Click on the Windows logo button, then on Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads ]

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click right on it.
This is a Zip file. A Zip file is used to send large amounts of information, more easily.

In the next window go to the upper left, and click on - Extract all files.
Click on Next at the bottom of the next window. Click on Next again.
Now click on Finish.

Another window will come up. DOUBLE-click on the file name next to the red Adobe PDF icon - E6712v1.6

There is the motherboard manual in PDF file form.
If you look where you originally found the file, you will see there is now a yellow folder with E6712v1.6 next to it. (No zipper)

All you have to do now is double-click on that folder, anytime you wish to view the motherboard manual. You can also copy it off to CD disk.
Safekeeping, and you can delete it off of the download computer, to save harddrive space.

All hardware components installed, it is time to connect the power cables to the motherboard, from the Power Supply.

[ The page number box is at the top of the PDF file, to the right of the Down Arrow.

The page numbers of the PDF file, Do Not match the pages of the motherboard manual.

The manual uses Chapters, and pages within the chapter.
Such as 1-2, and 1-3 for example. Chapter 1, page 2.
Chapter 1, page 3, and so on.

Use the Zoom In icon, or Zoom Out icon to increase the view size, or decrease the view size.
Zoom In ( + ) increases the view.
Zoom Out ( - ) decreases the view ]

Go to Page 11.

You HAVE been following Anti-Static Precautions, right?

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit)
the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE:
A) Reaching inside your Unplugged from power computer, to work on it.

B) Before removing any hardware components from their anti-static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH the metal frame (Unpainted) of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return ]

Page 11 shows the motherboard layout. No hardware components are attached, no cables are attached.

The Processor socket has Socket 462 on it, at the top/middle.
(Socket 462 is also known as Socket A. It is strictly an AMD processor socket )

Power Cables:
A) 20-pin ATX main power cable:
To the immediate left of the processor socket is the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector. Two rows of 10 socket holes, in a whitish opaque rectangular connector on the motherboard.

This is an example of a 20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,


Note in the middle photo, and photo to the right, the Lock on the side of the power cable connector.
This Lock works like a see-saw on a playground. The top is squeezed in, and this brings the hooked end away from the motherboard connector's tab.

When the power cable is fully connected to the motherboard, the Lock's hooked end will be locked over the tab, on the motherboard connector.

B) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable:


Your motherboard doesn't use it. The AMD processors it will support do not require more power to the motherboard. If your Power Supply has one of these, wrap it up out of the way.

That's it for power cables, and the motherboard.

Power cables and internal Peripherals:

The harddrive is IDE (PATA)
Uses a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable,


If you have a Floppy Drive it uses a 4-pin small Peripheral power cable,


The same power cable is also used for a Card Reader.

IDE 1 connector on the motherboard is used for the Harddrive.
IDE 2 is used for an optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
(Page 37 )

The connector on the harddrive's flat ribbon cable, has a Locating Lug on it's connector. A small rectangular 'bump'.
This lines up with the cutout in the motherboard connector. (IDE 1)

Should be the same for the optical drive's flat ribbon cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard. (IDE 2)

IF there is no cutout, or bump on the flat ribbon cable connector;

The flat ribbon cable has a faint red strip on one side.
This red strip is on the same side as number 1 wire.

On the motherboard, number 1 pin is closest to the white long PCI slots.
The red stripe of the flat ribbon cable, goes towards the long white PCI slots. (Both for IDE 1 and IDE 2)


Scroll down to the illustration under the bold subheading -
Parallel ATA Interface

For the harddrive, and optical drive;
The red stripe goes towards the power cable connector, on the harddrive, or optical drive.
Pin 1 is closest to the power cable connector side.

CFAN1 is for the Processor fan. (Page 38)
SFAN1 is for a computer case fan. (3 wire connector for fan cable)

[ 3 pin connectors on motherboard. Two pins ( +12V, and GND ) are for power to the fan. The Sensor pin, is so BIOS can determine if the fan needs to speed up, or slow down.
Applies to both the Processor { CPU} and computer case fan ]

The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel.

The small area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the wires (Cables) from the Front panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

For this motherboard there are two headers.
JFP1 and JFP2.
(Page 39)

Looking at the motherboard installed in the computer case; Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right; the front panel headers are located at the Bottom/Right corner.

They are situated horizontally, with two rows of pins.
The one to the OUTSIDE edge of the motherboard is JFP2.
To the immediate left of JFP2 is JFP1.

Two rows of pins.
4 across the top, then a space. (No pin)
5 across the bottom.

The Top row of pins is numbered EVEN.
The Bottom row of pins is numbered ODD.

Starting on the Left side towards the white PCI slots, and on Top, and going to the Right;
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is No Pin 10.

Starting on the Left side towards the white PCI slots, and on Bottom, and going to the Right:
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

A) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the Power On LED lights is dim with the computer on, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

C) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED light.
Pin 1 is for the Positive wire.
If the HDD activity LED light is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

D) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

E) Pin 9 is reserved for the factory, and is NOT used.

IF the Power On LED light is dual color, (Two colors) it connects here.

The Top row is numbered EVEN.
The Bottom row is numbered ODD.

4 contact pins on the Top row; 3 contact pins on the Bottom row.
Starting on Top, and on the left side, (Towards the JFP1 header),
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8.

Starting on Bottom, towards the JFP1 connector, and going towards the Right;
Pins 1, 3, and 5. There is No Pin 7. Just a blank spot.

A) Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8 are for the internal speaker. The speaker so you can hear BIOS Beep Codes.

B) Pins 1, 3, and 5 are for a dual color Power On LED light.

How to know what wires are what, coming from the Front Panel?
Ease the Front panel loose, and follow the wires.
You will see where the Power On wires connect to the Power On switch.

(The Power On switch is located inside the Power On button assembly.
This is a basic example of an ATX power on switch,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html )

May be marked on the connector, for the wires that go to the Front Panel header, (JFP1) as PWR, or SW.

The connector on the Harddrive activity LED wires, may be marked HDD, or HDD LED.


MSI KT4V... | Answered on Mar 26, 2012


A) Processor Socket:
Socket A (Also known as Socket 462)

B) Motherboard Chipset:


VIA KT400A Northbridge chip,
VIA VT8235 Southbridge chip


[ Info reading across from the subheading KT400A, shows one, of two newer Southbridge chipsets could have been used.
The VT8237, or the VT8251.

Neither one was apparently used, or the website's info is mistaken ]

The Northbridge chip (VIA KT400A) will support;

A) Processors with no more than a 266MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (266MHz FSB)
It will support Processors with either a 200MHz FSB, or 266MHz FSB.

(AMD processors are 'double-pumped'. The 100MHz, and 133MHz FSB support shown, is 'double-pumped' to 200MHz, and 266MHz )

AMD Athlon XP with a 266MHz FSB, that fits in a Socket A processor socket, IMHO is the best.

[ To digress;

Chip and Chipset are slang terms to represent I.C.
Integrated Circuit,


The Northbridge chip is so aptly named, for one, because it sits on the North side of the motherboard. Looking at the motherboard as a map, the Processor sits due 'North'.
The white long PCI slots sit due 'South'.

{In the illustration of the MSI KT4V motherboard above in FixYa, turn the motherboard to the Left }

The Northbridge chip and the Southbridge chip is the Motherboard Chipset.

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

The Northbridge chip handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot is Not high-speed graphics.
Neither is Integrated Graphics.
{Integrated Graphics is also known as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD.
The GPU is soldered to the motherboard, not on a removable graphics card}

Motherboard Diagram, (That is for the technology used for the MSI KT4V motherboard.
Does not apply to motherboards supporting the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors),


The Northbridge chip is the motherboard chip to be concerned with, when deciding what Processors the motherboard will support.

Finding an AMD Athlon XP that fits in a Socket A processor socket, and has a maximum FSB of 266MegaHertz, is a wee tough.

In my recent search I have seen some advertised on Ebay. DO NOT know anything about them.
Here is an AMD Athlon MP 2000+,


,that operates at a maximum of 1.67GigaHertz, and uses a 266MHz FSB.

Not advertising for the above website either, but I have dealt with them to great satisfaction.

For additional questions please post in a Comment,

MSI KT4V... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011

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MSI KT4V... | Answered on Jul 02, 2011

hook monitor cable back to your onboard video port then 1st make sure you have already downloaded the driver for your new graphics card. then at start up go into system setup and go to your display and make sure that you have your new graphics card enabled as your primary graphics instead of onboard video. it will say something like 1.Onboard 2. AGP/OR PCI MAKE SURE YOU DONT HAVE YOUR ONBOARD ENABLED AS YOUR PRIMARY VIDEO. AFTER THAT JUST SAVE AND EXIT THE JUST HOLD POWER BUTTON DOWN TILL PC SHUTS DOWN THEN SWITCH YOUR CABLE MONITOR CABLE FROM THE ONBOARD TO THE AGP/PCI CARD THEN RESTART YOUR PC. THEN YOUR PC WILL SAY FOUND NEW DATA AND WILL INSTALL THE DRIVER YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED FOR IT THEN YOU SHOULD BE OK IF THE CARD IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE MOTHERBOARD

MSI KT4V... | Answered on Jun 14, 2011

Hi, I found the manual for your MSI KT4V motherboard. You can download the manual from here: Click Here. The diagram for the power switch, LED and HDD plugs are located on Page 2-18.
Hope this helps. If it does, please accept and rate the solution! Contact me with any more questions you may have. Thanks for using FixYa!

MSI KT4V... | Answered on May 24, 2011

You can download the BIOS updates and device drivers from MSI WEB support site,select your model motherboard to download :-http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=downloadindex

MSI KT4V... | Answered on Feb 16, 2011

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You can download the drivers from MSI WEB support site, select your model motherboard to download :-


MSI KT4V... | Answered on Oct 03, 2010

Is it giving any dispaly or not??

MSI KT4V... | Answered on Aug 16, 2010

try driver detective .com

MSI KT4V... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010

Most likely it's the RAM.

MSI KT4V... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010

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