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Microstar 5185 Motherboard Manual

Posted on 1999-07-24
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Last Modified: 2010-10-05
I purchased a Microstar 5185 Alladin V ALi(R) Chip set motherboard, which is a super 7 board used by gateway.  The distributor has no motherboard manual, microstar has no manual online (, and gateway's manual has no useful information.

I specifically need the case connector pin configuration; however, I could use the entire manual (a real manual, not the elementary reader version offered at Gateway)

Question by:deadtheologian
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This Microstar MS-5185 board is an OEM board made by Microstar for a
Company called Taion Ltd.  Taion list it as follows:
Form Factor: Micro ATX     Super Socket 7
chipset: Ali Aladdin V
Bus Speeds: 60/66/75/83.3/95/100
Max Ram: 512MB SDRAM
Sound Chip on board: Creative ES1373
Video Chip on Board: ATI 3D Rage Pro Turbo with 8MB SDRAM
1 Game Port  ComPort 1 Parallel Port  2 USB
1 ISA Slot and 3 PCI slots


THEIR WEB SITE IS IN CHINESE, BUT IF YOU GO TO:   you can see your MS5185 listed.

Microstar offer NO support for this board since it is an OEM board built for
Taion Ltd. to Taion Ltd. specifications.  Any Manuals for this board are printed
by a third party as per Taion requests.

When you request the manual by e-mail, you might ask Taion to send you the
jumper settings, power connections, LED Connections, Speaker Connections,
etc. by return e-mail.  DO NOT ASK THEM TO E-MAIL YOU THE MOTHERBOARD PIN OUT, it has been my experience that Taion do not
understand this term.  All requests to them have to be spelled out in detail.

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