845G Max

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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Fuzzy logic4

• 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.
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pc alert4

This useful software detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage.

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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Fuzzy logic4

• 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.
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pc alert4

This useful software detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage.

Detail Specifications

CPU

• Supports Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium 4 processor
• Supports 1.3 ~ 2.53GHz and up


Chipset  

Intel® 845G Chipset
- AGP 4x slot (1.5V only)
- Integrated graphic controller
- Supports 100/133MHz FSB
- Supports 400/533MHz Intel NetBurst micro-architecture bus

Intel® ICH4 Chipset
- AC'97 2.2 interface
- 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
- 2 channel Ultra ATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller
- SMBus 2.0 support
- Integrated LAN controller


FSB

- Support 100/133MHz FSB
- Support 400/533MHz Intel NetBurst micro-architecture bus.


Main Memory


• Three 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
• Supports 64 to 512MB technologies for x8 and x16 devices
• No support ECC Function.


Slots


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


On-Board IDE


• An IDE controller on the ICH4 chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master
  and Ultra DMA 66/100 operation modes.
• Can connect up to 4 IDE devices


Audio


• ICH4 chip integrated
 - AC'97 2.2 compliant

Video

• 845G Chipset Integrated graphic controller
 - One DB 15-pin VGA connector is supplied for connection to a VGA monitor.


Network


• ICH4 Integrated LAN controller
• Intel 82562ET
 - ACPI and APM supported
 - Wake-On-LAN and WFM 2.0 supported


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDDs with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
- 2 serial ports (COM A + COM B pin header), 1 VGA port
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Rear * 4 / Front * 2)
- 1 Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-In/Game port
- 1 RJ45 connector (Optional)


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral 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.


Special Functions

• Bluetooth Function


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 Buy - PC World
Date: 2002-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: >Open
Media: PC World
Country: Poland
Editor's Choice - PC Professionale
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PC Professionale
Country: Jamaica
Editor's Choice - Computer for All
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: Computer for All
Country: Greece
   - PC Space
Date: 2002-00
Title:
Review: -
Media: PC Space
Country: China
Recommended Mainboard - PC User
Date: 2002-00
Title: Recommended Mainboard
Review: -
Media: PC User
Country: Jordan
Best Performance - PCDIY
Date: 2002-00
Title: Best Performance
Review: -
Media: PCDIY
Country: China
Best Performance Performance - Computer Magazine
Date: 2002-00
Title: Best Performance Performance
Review: -
Media: Computer Magazine
Country: China
Hot Pick! Performance / Features - Computer Source
Date: 2002-00
Title: Hot Pick! Performance / Features
Review: >Open
Media: Computer Source
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
msi-award
Date: 2002-00
Title: Highly Recommendation Performance / Stability
Review: >Open
Media: motherboards.org
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice - China Computer Education
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: China Computer Education
Country: China
msi-award
Date: 2002-00
Title: Recommended
Review: -
Media: PC PRO
Country: Sri Lanka
msi-award
Date: 2002-00
Title: Strongly Recommendation Features / Price
Review: >Open
Media: Accelenation.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Editor's Choice Features - PC2000
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice Features
Review: -
Media: PC2000
Country: Tajikistan
Editor's Choice Performance / Features - PC Weekly
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice Performance / Features
Review: -
Media: PC Weekly
Country: Hong Kong
msi-award
Date: 2002-00
Title: Strongly Recommendation
Review: >Open
Media: HardOCP
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Value Choice - WCM
Date: 2002-00
Title: Value Choice
Review: -
Media: WCM
Country: Austria
Editor's Choice - Computer Software
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: Computer Software
Country: Greece
msi-award
Date: 2002-00
Title: Highly Recommendation (8/10) Highly Competitive Performance / Long List of Features / Price
Review: >Open
Media: Hot Hardware
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Best Performance Performance -
Date: 2002-00
Title: Best Performance Performance
Review: >Open
Media:
Country: China
Recommended (Point: 7 / 7) Stability / Technology / Overclocking / Performance - OverclockPC www.overclockpc.org
Date: 2002-00
Title: Recommended (Point: 7 / 7) Stability / Technology / Overclocking / Performance
Review: -
Media: OverclockPC www.overclockpc.org
Country: Argentina

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 Update CPU Microcode
Version 1.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-12-17
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Display celeron L2 cache size
-Fixed "print screen" key cannot be used on DOS mode
-Turn-off keyboard 5VSB when keyboard/mouse poweron function set as disabled
-Update VGA BIOS to 2686
-Show correct memory clock
Version 1.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-09-26
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Update CPU microcode
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-07-19
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Change USB2.0 SDID/SVID : 3981 / 1462
-Fixed CONEXANT TV out card under Win2000 & WinXP will show "The ACPI BIOS in this system is not fully complaint with the ACPI Spec."
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 Fixed Power On By Special Key failed problem
Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-05-20
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Add display Celeron L2 cache size
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-04-26
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 2002-04-17
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

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win NT,Win Me,Win 95,Novell,DOS,Solaris,Linux

!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.
Intel INF Drivers
Description • Supports Win98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server
• Driver version: 6.2.1.1001
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-06-21
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Intel® USB 2.0 Drivers
Description • Add support ICH5 chipset
• Driver version:
- Win98/ME 1.1.0.2


Note: For WinXP, please use Microsoft Windows Update to download driver from Microsoft or aquire the latest service pack
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2003-04-28
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 & 82540 PRO GB LAN Drivers
Description For Motherboard with with on-board Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 or 82540 PRO 1G LAN
• Supports OS:
- Win2K: intel412k.exe
- WinNT: intel41nt1.exe & intel41nt2.exe
- Win9x/ME: inte419x.exe
- Solaris: intel41solaris.exe
- Novell: intel41novell.exe
- DOS: intel41dos.exe
- Linux (for 82562 PRO 10/100): intel41linux100.exe
- Linux (for 82540 PRO 1G): intel41linux1000.exe
- WinXP/Vista/Win7 32/64: 15.5
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-08-11
OS DOS
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 & 82540 PRO GB LAN Drivers
Description For Motherboard with with on-board Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 or 82540 PRO 1G LAN
• Supports OS:
- Win2K: intel412k.exe
- WinNT: intel41nt1.exe & intel41nt2.exe
- Win9x/ME: inte419x.exe
- Solaris: intel41solaris.exe
- Novell: intel41novell.exe
- DOS: intel41dos.exe
- Linux (for 82562 PRO 10/100): intel41linux100.exe
- Linux (for 82540 PRO 1G): intel41linux1000.exe
- WinXP/Vista/Win7 32/64: 15.5
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-08-11
OS Linux
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 & 82540 PRO GB LAN Drivers
Description For Motherboard with with on-board Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 or 82540 PRO 1G LAN
• Supports OS:
- Win2K: intel412k.exe
- WinNT: intel41nt1.exe & intel41nt2.exe
- Win9x/ME: inte419x.exe
- Solaris: intel41solaris.exe
- Novell: intel41novell.exe
- DOS: intel41dos.exe
- Linux (for 82562 PRO 10/100): intel41linux100.exe
- Linux (for 82540 PRO 1G): intel41linux1000.exe
- WinXP/Vista/Win7 32/64: 15.5
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-08-11
OS Novell
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 & 82540 PRO GB LAN Drivers
Description For Motherboard with with on-board Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 or 82540 PRO 1G LAN
• Supports OS:
- Win2K: intel412k.exe
- WinNT: intel41nt1.exe & intel41nt2.exe
- Win9x/ME: inte419x.exe
- Solaris: intel41solaris.exe
- Novell: intel41novell.exe
- DOS: intel41dos.exe
- Linux (for 82562 PRO 10/100): intel41linux100.exe
- Linux (for 82540 PRO 1G): intel41linux1000.exe
- WinXP/Vista/Win7 32/64: 15.5
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-08-11
OS Solaris
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 & 82540 PRO GB LAN Drivers
Description For Motherboard with with on-board Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 or 82540 PRO 1G LAN
• Supports OS:
- Win2K: intel412k.exe
- WinNT: intel41nt1.exe & intel41nt2.exe
- Win9x/ME: inte419x.exe
- Solaris: intel41solaris.exe
- Novell: intel41novell.exe
- DOS: intel41dos.exe
- Linux (for 82562 PRO 10/100): intel41linux100.exe
- Linux (for 82540 PRO 1G): intel41linux1000.exe
- WinXP/Vista/Win7 32/64: 15.5
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-08-11
OS Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 & 82540 PRO GB LAN Drivers
Description For Motherboard with with on-board Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 or 82540 PRO 1G LAN
• Supports OS:
- Win2K: intel412k.exe
- WinNT: intel41nt1.exe & intel41nt2.exe
- Win9x/ME: inte419x.exe
- Solaris: intel41solaris.exe
- Novell: intel41novell.exe
- DOS: intel41dos.exe
- Linux (for 82562 PRO 10/100): intel41linux100.exe
- Linux (for 82540 PRO 1G): intel41linux1000.exe
- WinXP/Vista/Win7 32/64: 15.5
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-08-11
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 & 82540 PRO GB LAN Drivers
Description For Motherboard with with on-board Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 or 82540 PRO 1G LAN
• Supports OS:
- Win2K: intel412k.exe
- WinNT: intel41nt1.exe & intel41nt2.exe
- Win9x/ME: inte419x.exe
- Solaris: intel41solaris.exe
- Novell: intel41novell.exe
- DOS: intel41dos.exe
- Linux (for 82562 PRO 10/100): intel41linux100.exe
- Linux (for 82540 PRO 1G): intel41linux1000.exe
- WinXP/Vista/Win7 32/64: 15.5
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-08-11
OS Win NT
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 & 82540 PRO GB LAN Drivers
Description For Motherboard with with on-board Intel 82562 PRO 10/100 or 82540 PRO 1G LAN
• Supports OS:
- Win2K: intel412k.exe
- WinNT: intel41nt1.exe & intel41nt2.exe
- Win9x/ME: inte419x.exe
- Solaris: intel41solaris.exe
- Novell: intel41novell.exe
- DOS: intel41dos.exe
- Linux (for 82562 PRO 10/100): intel41linux100.exe
- Linux (for 82540 PRO 1G): intel41linux1000.exe
- WinXP/Vista/Win7 32/64: 15.5
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-08-11
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 116.39 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
Intel Application Accelerator (IAA)
Description • Fixed WinXP HCT11.0 PCI Compliancy test fail issue.
• Driver version: 2.3.0
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2002-11-08
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 845/865 G/GL/GE/GV VGA Drivers
Description Driver version:
Win98/ME: 4.14.10.3732
2000/XP: 6.14.10.3943
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2004-12-11
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 845/865 G/GL/GE/GV VGA Drivers
Description Driver version:
Win98/ME: 4.14.10.3732
2000/XP: 6.14.10.3943
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2004-12-11
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Utility

XP 64,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.
MSI PC Alert 4
Description The utility is just like your PC doctor that can detect the following PC hardware status during real time operation:
• monitor CPU & system temperatures
• monitor fan speed(s)
• monitor system voltage
• monitor chassis intrusion
Version 4.1.2.5
Type Utility Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 2.39 MB
Note
MSI PC Alert 4
Description The utility is just like your PC doctor that can detect the following PC hardware status during real time operation:
• monitor CPU & system temperatures
• monitor fan speed(s)
• monitor system voltage
• monitor chassis intrusion
Version 4.1.2.5
Type Utility Release Date 2007-05-08
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 2.39 MB
Note
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 Simplified Chinese 6.22 MB download 2002-11-01
1.1 Japanese 3.41 MB download 2002-09-19
1.0 English 2.86 MB download 2002-05-30
1.0 Traditional Chinese 6.83 MB download 2002-05-29

Test Report

CPU Support

 

Note Note: Can use FSB533 3.06GHz CPU but cannot suppot HT (Hyper Threading) function.
CPU FSB / HT BUS Ratio Result
Pentium 4 (Northwood, FSB533, L2 Cache 512KB)
Pentium 4 2.26GHz 533 17 OK
Pentium 4 2.4GHz (SL6RZ-C1) 533 18 OK
Pentium 4 2.53GHz (SL6EV-B0) 533 19 OK
Pentium 4 2.66GHz (SL6PE-D1) 533 20 OK
Pentium 4 2.8GHz (SL6PF-D1) 533 21 OK
Pentium 4 3.06GHz (SL6PG-D1) 533 23 NOTE
Pentium 4 (Northwood, FSB400, L2 Cache 512KB)
Pentium 4 2.0GHz 400 20 OK
Pentium 4 2.2GHz 400 22 OK
Pentium 4 2.4GHz 400 24 OK
Pentium 4 2.5GHz 400 25 OK
Pentium 4 2.6GHz 400 26 OK
Pentium 4 2.8GHz 400 28 OK
Pentium 4 (Willamette, FSB400, L2 Cache 256KB)
Pentium 4 1.5GHz 400 15 OK
Pentium 4 1.6GHz 400 16 OK
Pentium 4 1.7GHz 400 17 OK
Pentium 4 1.8GHz 400 18 OK
Pentium 4 1.9GHz 400 19 OK
Pentium 4 2.0GHz 400 20 OK
Celeron (Northwood, FSB400, L2 Cache 128KB)
Celeron 2.0GHz (SL6HY-C1) 400 20 OK
Celeron 2.1GHz 400 21 OK
Celeron 2.2GHz 400 22 OK
Celeron 2.3GHz 400 23 OK
Celeron 2.4GHz (SL6VU-D1) 400 24 OK
Celeron 2.5GHz (SL6ZY-D1) 400 25 OK
Celeron 2.6GHz (SL6VV-D1) 400 26 OK
Celeron 2.7GHz (SL77S-D1) 400 27 OK
Celeron 2.8GHz (SL77T-D1) 400 28 OK
Celeron (Willamette, FSB400, L2 Cache 128KB)
Celeron 1.8GHz 400 18 OK

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