845PE Neo/ Neo-L (PCB 5.0)

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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Core Cell

Core Cell is MSI's new catch phrase and it has a number of features, including; decreasing overall system noise, power saving functions, prolonging the life of system components, and even overclocking, apparently.
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Core Center

The all-in-one hardware console is an advanced combination of the popular PC alert and Fuzzy logic applications. It offers powerful functions such as hardware monitor, system alert, and instinctive overclocking UI.
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OC Menu

OC Menu inside MSI™ exclusive CoreCenter software has first-hand technical parameter from MSI lab and memory module vendors. Based on best parameters over 100 sets, OC Menu provides extra support for DDR.433, DDR450, DDR466, DDR500 and DDR533 memory modules.

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

featurePic

Core Cell

Core Cell is MSI's new catch phrase and it has a number of features, including; decreasing overall system noise, power saving functions, prolonging the life of system components, and even overclocking, apparently.
featurePic

Core Center

The all-in-one hardware console is an advanced combination of the popular PC alert and Fuzzy logic applications. It offers powerful functions such as hardware monitor, system alert, and instinctive overclocking UI.
featurePic

OC Menu

OC Menu inside MSI™ exclusive CoreCenter software has first-hand technical parameter from MSI lab and memory module vendors. Based on best parameters over 100 sets, OC Menu provides extra support for DDR.433, DDR450, DDR466, DDR500 and DDR533 memory modules.

Detail Specifications


CPU

• Supports Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium 4 (P4 Extreme Edition/Northwood/Prescott) & Celeron processor
• FSB 400/533/800MHz (over chipset spec.)
• Supports 1.4 ~ 3.4GHz and up
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Memory Speed/CPU FSB Overclocking Support Matrix

FSB\Memory clock
DDR200
DDR266
DDR333
DDR400
400MHz
YES
YES
N/A
N/A
533MHz
N/A
YES
YES
N/A
800MHz
N/A
N/A
N/A
Overclocking
Overclocking: Overclocking on this motherboard is only available with this combination. With this combination, the 800MHz FSB CPU could be used.

Note :
1. : CPU FSB 800MHz/DDR400 is not the default specification of this motherboard. If you decided to use Intel's FSB 800MHz CPU to overclock on this motherboard, DDR400 DRAM modules should be used, and have them populated in the suggested configuration.


2. :If you upgrade your system platform from 533FSB/DDR33 to 800FSB/DDR400. Please reload BIOS default in first.


3. : If you want to upgrade to 800MHz FSB with a 533MHz CPU, then you need to manually set the CPU external frequency to 200MHz. However, make sure the CPU ratio multiplier is unlocked.
If you upgrade your system platform from 533FSB/DDR33 to 800FSB/DDR400. Please reload BIOS default in first.


Chipset  

Intel® 845PE Chipset
- AGP 4x slot (1.5V only)
- FSB 533/800MHz (overclock)
- Support DDR 200/266/333/400 (overclock)
- 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



Main Memory


• Supports two 184-pin DDR400(overclock)/DDR333/DDR266/DDR200 DIMMs
• Supports Max. memory size of 2GB
• No support ECC Function


Slots


• One AGP(Accelerated Graphics Port) 4x slot (support 1.5v only)
• Five PCI 2.2 32-bit Master bus slots (support 3.3v/5v)


On-Board IDE


• An IDE controller integrated in ICH4
• Support PIO, Bus Master and Ultra ATA66/100 operation modes
• Can connect up to four IDE devices


Audio


• 6 channels audio codec Realtek ALC650/655


Network

• Realtek 8100C
- Integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip
- Supports 10Mb/s and 100Mb/s auto-negotiation operation
- Compliant with PCI v2.2, mini PCi 1.0 and LAN on Motherboard (LOM) standard


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDDs with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
- 1 serial port connectors COM A
- 1 parallel port
- 1 RJ-45 LAN jack (Optional)
- audio ports in vertical
- 6 USB ports (Rear x4/ Front x2)


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

• 29.5cm(L) x 20.5cm(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.

 

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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 BIOS reported incorrect CPU temperature
Version 7.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-10-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note For PCB 5.X only.
Description - Fixed incorrect message for HDD size 136GByte.
- Update CPU Microcode.
- Fix system cannot recognize 4 PCI capture cards under Win2000.
Version 7.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-09-15
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note For PCB 5.X only.
Description - System cannot login to PXE server without floppy drive installed.
- Fixed CPU Temperature reporting incorrect in BIOS.
Version 7.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-07-09
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note For PCB 5.X only.
Description 1. This is AMI BIOS release
2. Support Prescott CPU 533FSB only
Version 7.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-03-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note For PCB 5.X only.
Description Support Prescott CPU
Version 7.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-02-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note For PCB 5.X only.
Description This is AMI BIOS release
Version 7.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2003-12-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note For PCB 5.X only.
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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.
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
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
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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 Core Center
Description • MSI Hardware monitor & overclocking & fan speed control tool

Version 2.0.2.4
Type Utility Release Date 2007-11-15
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 4.19 MB
Note
MSI Core Center
Description • MSI Hardware monitor & overclocking & fan speed control tool

Version 2.0.2.4
Type Utility Release Date 2007-11-15
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 4.19 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
Quick Guide Multi-Language 2.24 MB download 2004-09-01
5.0 Simplified Chinese 8.46 MB download 2004-07-15
5.0 Traditional Chinese 7.11 MB download 2004-05-04
5.0 English 4.83 MB download 2004-01-14

Test Report

CPU Support

 

CPU FSB / HT BUS Ratio Result
Pentium 4 (Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 2.4GHz 533 18 OK
Pentium 4 2.8GHz (SL7PK-E0) 533 21 OK
Pentium 4 (Northwood, FSB800, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 3.2GHz 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 (Northwood, FSB800, L2 Cache 512KB)
Pentium 4 2.4GHz (SL6WF-D1) 800 12 OK
Pentium 4 2.6GHz 800 13 OK
Pentium 4 2.8GHz (SL6WJ-D1) 800 14 OK
Pentium 4 3.0GHz (SL6WU-D1) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 3.2GHz (SL6WG-D1) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 3.4GHz (SL793-D1) 800 17 OK
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 OK
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
Celeron D (Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 256KB)
Celeron D 310 (2.13GHz) 533 16 OK
Celeron D 315 (2.26GHz, SL87K-E0) 533 17 OK
Celeron D 320 (2.4GHz, SL7C4-C0) 533 18 OK
Celeron D 325 (2.53GHz, SL7NU-E0) 533 19 OK
Celeron D 330 (2.66GHz, SL7C6-C0) 533 20 OK
Celeron D 335 (2.8GHz, SL7C7-C0) 533 21 OK
Celeron D 340 (2.93GHz, SL7TS-E0) 533 22 OK
Celeron D 345 (3.06GHz, SL7NX-E0) 533 23 OK
Celeron D 350 (3.2GHz) 533 24 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

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