865G Neo2-S/ LS

  865G Neo2-S   [Standard Version]

  865G Neo2-LS  [Onboard 10/100 LAN]

Product version may vary across regions


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.

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


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.


Dynamic Overclocking Technology is the automatic overclocking function. It is designed to detect the load balance of CPU while running programs, and to adjust the best CPU frequency automatically.

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.

Turbo Mode

This is for memory optimization. You can enable this function in BIOS settings.


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.



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



Supports Intel® P4 Northwood/Prescott/P4 Extreme Edition processors.(Socket 478)
FSB 400(Northwood only), 533, 800MHz, depending on the integrated North Bridge.
• Supports up to 3.2GHz or higher speed

Memory Speed/CPU FSB Support Matrix

FSB\Memory clock
800 MHz
533 MHz
400 MHz
*Note: While using DDR333 with 800MHz FSB the memory will run at 320MHz.


Intel® 865G Chipset
 - Supports FSB 800/533/400(Northwood only)MHz.
 - Integrated graphic controller.
- Supports AGP 8X interface.
 - Supports Dual Channel DDR 400/333/266 memory interface.

Intel® ICH5 Chipset
 - Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, 8 ports.
 - 2 Serial ATA/150 ports.
 - 2 channel Ultra ATA 100 bus Master IDE controller.
 - PCI Master v2.3.
 - Supports both ACPI and legacy APM power management.


Support 100(Northwood only)/133/200MHz FSB
Support 400(Northwood only)/533/800MHz Intel NetBurst micro-architecture bus.

Main Memory

Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 2.5V DDR DRAM.
Supports up to 4GB memory size without ECC.
Supports Dual channel DDR266/333/400MHz and up.


One AGP slot supports 8x/4x at 0.8V (AGP 3.0) or 4x at 1.5V (3.3V is not supported).
Five 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface).

On-Board IDE

Dual Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controllers integrated in ICH5
 - Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
 - Can connect up to four Ultra ATA drives.

Serial ATA/150 controller integrated in ICH5
 - Up to 150MB/sec transfer speeds.
 - Can connect up to two Serial ATA drives.


6 channels software audio codec C-Media 9739A.
 - Compliance with AC97 v2.2 Spec.
 - Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.
 - Can support SPDIF Out via S-Bracket only.


Intel® 82562EZ
 - Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip.
 - Supports 10/100Mb/s
 - Compliance with PCI 2.2.
 - Supports ACPI Power Management.

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 (COM A), 1 VGA port
 - 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode.
 - 1 Line-in/Line-out/MIC port
 - 8 USB 2.0 ports (Rear x 6/Front x 2 or Rear x 4 / Front x 4)
 - 1 RJ-45 LAN jack (Optional)

MSI Reminds You...
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.


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.


30.5 cm(L) x 24.4 cm(W) ATX Form Factor


9 mounting holes.


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