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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 478 Intel® Pentium® 4 processor
Supports 1.3 ~ 2.6GHz and up.

Chipset  

Intel® 845 (593 FC-BGA) Chipset
- Support 100MHz FSB
- Support 400MHz Intel NetBurst micro-architecture bus
- AGP 4x slot (1.5V only)

Intel® ICH2 (360 EBGA) Chipset
- AC'97 Controller Integrated
- 2 full IDE channels, up to ATA 100
- Low pin count interface for SIO


FSB

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


Main Memory


Support two 184-pin DDR DIMM slots
Supports up to 2GB PC2100/PC1600 DDR DRAMs.
NO support ECC Function


Slots


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

  Note: If plugging in 3.3v AGP card system won't be powered on.



On-Board IDE


An IDE controller on the ICH2 chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master
  and Ultra DMA66/100 operation modes.
Can connect up to four IDE devices.


Audio


ICH2 chip integrated
- AC'97 codec supports 2 channel Audio.


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)
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 4 USB ports (Rear x 2/ Front x 2)
- 1 audio/game port


BIOS

The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the pe-ripheral 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 20.0 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

Smart Buy Price / Performance - Computer Software
Date: 2002-00
Title: Smart Buy Price / Performance
Review: -
Media: Computer Software
Country: Greece
Best Performer Price / Performance - Computer Software
Date: 2002-00
Title: Best Performer Price / Performance
Review: -
Media: Computer Software
Country: Greece
Editor's Choice Performance / Overclocking - PC Weekly
Date: 2002-00
Title: Editor's Choice Performance / Overclocking
Review: -
Media: PC Weekly
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 Fixed 2.6GHz CPU frequency misdisplay issue
Version 1.4
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-10-17
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Fixed "print screen" key cannot be used on DOS
-Fixed Celeron CPU external cache size shown incorrectly
-Update CPU microcode
Version 1.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-08-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Support Celeron 478 CPU

Version 1.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-05-06
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description -Add warning message when loading High Performance defaults
-Fixed "No Display" problem when using ATI 8500 AGP card with TV-out function
-Fixed "No Display" problem when using ATI 8500 AGP card with any one PCI card installed.
Version 1.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-04-10
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description This is AMI BIOS release
Version 1.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2002-01-03
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.
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
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

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
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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
1.0 English 3.29 MB download 2002-05-30
1.0 Japanese 3.64 MB download 2002-05-29
1.0 Simplified Chinese 8.35 MB download 2002-05-29

Test Report

CPU Support

 

CPU FSB / HT BUS Ratio Result
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

Sales Inquiry

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