745 Ultra

Overview

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

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• The most complete overclocking utility based on Windows OS. • System information auto detect. • Optimized CPU automatically or manually. • The 4th generation new feature: adjustable AGP ration and Vcore.

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

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• The most complete overclocking utility based on Windows OS. • System information auto detect. • Optimized CPU automatically or manually. • The 4th generation new feature: adjustable AGP ration and Vcore.

Detail Specifications

CPU

• Supports Socket A AMD® Athlon™ XP/Athlon™/Duron™
  processor up to 2600+
• Support AMD PowerNow!™ technology

Chipset  

SIS® 745 Chipset
 - applies the multi-threaded architecture
 - "Build-in Multi-threaded I/O Link" to provide enough I/O bandwidth up to 1.2GB/s.
 - supports additional AGP slot with 4x Fast Write Transaction.
 - offers AC'97 compliant interface.
 - built-in fast IDE controller supports the ATA PIO/DMA, and the Ultra DMA33/66/100 function
   that supports the data transfer rate up to 100MB per second.


FSB

• 100/133(200/266)MHz clocks are supported.


Main Memory


• Support six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR DIMM
• Support up to 3GB DDR333/DDR266/DDR200 DRAM
• Support 3 unbuffered DIMM of 2.5V DDR DRAM
• No support ECC Function


Slots


• One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 4x slot (1.5V only)
• Five PCI 2.2 32-bit Master PCI bus slots -- Support 3.3V/5V PCI bus Interface
• One CNR (Communication Network Riser) slot


On-Board IDE


• Provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA 33/66/100 operation
  modes.
• Can connect up to four fast IDE drives


Audio

• Chip integrated.
- AC'97 codec supports 2 channel Audio


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
- 2 serial ports (COM A + COM B)
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 4 USB ports (Rear x 2/ Front x 2)
- 1 Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-In/Game port
- 2 on-board IEEE1394 ports (optional)


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" function which detects the peripherals devices
  and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records
  your motherboard specifications.


Dimension

30.5 cm(L) x 21.5 cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 6 mounting holes.


Product Accessories


MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Best Socket A Board (Cost/Performance Ratio)_Bronze - Ocworkbench.com
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Socket A Board (Cost/Performance Ratio)_Bronze
Review: >Open
Media: Ocworkbench.com
Country: Slovak Republic
Top 5 - PC Shopping
Date: 2002-00
Title: Top 5
Review: -
Media: PC Shopping
Country: Germany
Best Buy - Freenet.de
Date: 2002-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: >Open
Media: Freenet.de
Country: Germany
Thumbs Up Award Performance / Overclocking / Rich equipment - Computer
Date: 2002-00
Title: Thumbs Up Award Performance / Overclocking / Rich equipment
Review: -
Media: Computer
Country: Czech Republic
Editor's Choice Overclocking - Computer for All
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice Overclocking
Review: -
Media: Computer for All
Country: Greece
Editor's Choice - Advanced Computing
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: Advanced Computing
Country: Hong Kong

BIOS

*Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only. System will restart several times to update ME firmware after updated system BIOS. Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until ME update sucessfully. *Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS. SOP Download: BIOS & ME update SOP *MSI recommend you to update BIOS with ME8 only if you are using IvyBridge 22nm CPU. **Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8. OS: Windows 7 OS: Windows XP

!Attention:

Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description Add "CPU Halt Command Detection" item in the BIOS Setup
Version 1.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2003-10-22
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Support AMD Athlon XP 2400+ & Athlon XP 2600+ CPU
-Fixed system cannot used Broadcom LAN card
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-10-04
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Support Load High Performance Defaults
-Fixed memory count fail when quick boot set as disabled

Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-08-06
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Fixed DataFab USB CF card reader Model:KECF-USBG detection failed
-Hidden Load High Performance Defaults item to prevent some memory compatibility issue
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-07-05
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Auto-detection DDR333 CAS latency
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-06-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Support low RPM fan
-Fixed CPU FSB will always becomes 100 when you press reset button or CTRL-ALT-DEL during POST

Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-06-17
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Fixed CPU Vcore incorrect sometimes when adjust Freq./Ratio BIOS options
-Add warning message when loading High Performance defaults
-Fixed "Print screen" failed on DOS mode
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-04-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description This is AMI BIOS first time release
Version 1.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-03-08
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
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Live Update 5

DISCLAIMER:
Live Update 5 utility is only intended for MSI Desktop PC related products (motherboards and graphics cards) usage. This utility doesn’t support any MSI Notebook (NB and Tablet PC) or AIO product, while installed might experience unexpected errors. If it happens that you have installed Live Update 5 on your Notebook or AIO system, please uninstall it then perform system restart.

Live Update 5 is a powerful update tool with user-friendly interface, provides an automatic scan and download for your MSI products. Using this service to keep your system in the most updated environment.

Live Update 5 supports the following MSI product lines and items:
Motherboards: Drivers/BIOS/Utilities;
Graphics Cards: Drivers/BIOS

Click here to read the instruction

Driver

XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
SiS System Drivers (650/651)
Description • For Win2k/XP/x64 WHQL pass
• Package version: 1.21
• New support 761GX

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-01-09
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
SiS System Drivers (650/651)
Description • For Win2k/XP/x64 WHQL pass
• Package version: 1.21
• New support 761GX

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-01-09
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver
Description • Driver version for Win98/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP: 5.10.00.6230


Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 30.58 MB
Note
Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver
Description • Driver version for Win98/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP: 5.10.00.6230


Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 30.58 MB
Note
SiS IDE Drivers
Description • WHQL Pass.
• Driver version: 2.03.02.00
• OS: Win2000/XP
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2002-12-30
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Utility

XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Fuzzy Logic 4
Description • Add version information for Live Update
• AP Version: 4.1.58.0

Version 4.1.58.0
Type Utility Release Date 2005-10-26
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 4.14 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
1.1 English 3.14 MB download 2002-05-30
1.0 Traditional Chinese 3.66 MB download 2002-05-29
1.1 French 2.84 MB download 2002-05-29
1.1 Japanese 5.07 MB download 2002-05-29

Test Report

CPU Support

 

Marketing Name
745 Ultra
Model Name
6561
PCB Version
1
BIOS Version
A6561SMS.160
CPU
FSB
Ratio
Result
Spitfire (0.18u) 100/200MHz FSB
Duron 600
100
6
OK
Duron 650
100
6.5
OK
Duron 700
100
7
OK
Duron 750
100
7.5
OK
Duron 800
100
8
OK
Duron 850
100
8.5
OK
Duron 900
100
9
OK
Duron 950
100
9.5
OK
Duron 1G
100
10
OK
Morgan (0.18u) 100/200MHz FSB
Duron 900
100
9
OK
Duron 950
100
9.5
OK
Duron 1G
100
10
OK
Duron 1.1G
100
11
OK
Duron 1.2G
100
12
OK
Duron 1.3G
100
13
OK
Thunderbird (0.18um) 100(133)/200(266)MHz FSB
Athlon (Thunderbird) 650
100
6.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 700
100
7
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 750
100
7.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 800
100
8
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 850
100
8.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 900
100
9
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 950
100
9.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1G
100
10
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1G
133
7.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.1G
100
11
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.13G
133
8.5
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.2G
100
12
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.2G
133
9
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.3G
100
13
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.33G
133
10
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4G
100
14
OK
Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4G
133
10.5
OK
Palomino (0.18u) 133/266MHz FSB
AthlonXP 1500+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1600+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1700+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1800+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1900+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2100+
133
Auto
OK
Thoroughbred (0.13u) 133/266MHz FSB
AthlonXP 1700+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1800+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 1900+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2000+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2100+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2200+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2400+
133
Auto
OK
AthlonXP 2600+
133
Auto
OK

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