865PE Neo2-P Platinum Edition

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.

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.

Detail Specifications


CPU 

Supports Intel® P4 Northwood/Prescott/P4 Extreme Edition processors.(Socket 478)
FSB 400 (for Northwood only), 533, 800MHz.
Supports up 3.6GHz/800MHz and higher speed

Memory Speed/CPU FSB Support Matrix

FSB\Memory clock
DDR266
DDR333
DDR400
800 MHz
YES
YES*
YES
533 MHz
YES
YES
NO
400 MHz
YES
NO
NO
*Note: While using DDR333 with 800MHz FSB the memory will run at 320MHz.


Chipset  

Intel® 865PE Chipset
 - Supports FSB 800/533/*400(Northwood only)MHz.
 - 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.
 - I/O APIC.
 - Supports both ACPI and legacy APM power management.


Main Memory


Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 2.5V DDR DRAM.
Supports up to 4GB memory size without ECC.
Supports Dual channel DDR266/333/400/433/466/500/533 MHz and up. (DDR433/466/500/533 are overclocking spec)


Slots


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.


Audio


AC97 link controller integrated in Intel® ICH5 chipset.
6 channels software audio codec Realtek ALC655.
 - Compliance with AC97 v2.3 Spec.
 - Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.


LAN

Realtek® 8110S
 - Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip.
 - Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s (1000Mb/s for 8110S only).
 - Compliance with PCI 2.2.
 - Supports ACPI Power Management.


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
 - 1 floppy port supports 1 FDDs with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
 - 1 serial port (COM A)
 - 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
 - 8 USB 2.0 ports (Rear x 4 / Front x 4)
 - 1 Line-In / Line-Out / Mic-In audio port
 - 1 RJ45 LAN jack
 - 1 rear coaxial SPDIF-Out

MSI Reminds You...
• The floppy disk cable will be 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 24.5 cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

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.

 

Awards

Editor's Choice
 - PC Professionell
Date: 2005-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PC Professionell
Country: China
Value Award - PC Home
Date: 2004-00
Title: Value Award
Review: -
Media: PC Home
Country: United States
Editor's Choice
 - PC Space
Date: 2004-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PC Space
Country: China
Certified Durability
 - TUV Certification
Date: 2004-00
Title: Certified Durability
Review: -
Media: TUV Certification
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice - PC Space
Date: 2004-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PC Space
Country: China
Editor's Choice
 - PCDIY!
Date: 2004-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PCDIY!
Country: China
Editor's Choice
 - POPHard
Date: 2004-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: POPHard
Country: China
NO. 1 Award
 - CHIP
Date: 2004-00
Title: NO. 1 Award
Review: >Open
Media: CHIP
Country: Greece
Smile Price Award
 - CHIP
Date: 2004-00
Title: Smile Price Award
Review: >Open
Media: CHIP
Country: Greece
Top Performance Award
 - CHIP
Date: 2004-00
Title: Top Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: CHIP
Country: Greece
Value for Money Award
 - CHIP
Date: 2004-00
Title: Value for Money Award
Review: >Open
Media: CHIP
Country: Greece
Editor's Choice
 - PC Line
Date: 2004-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PC Line
Country: Mauritius
Editor's Choice - ComputerDIY
Date: 2004-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: ComputerDIY
Country: Tajikistan
Editor's Choice - PC DIY!
Date: 2004-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: PC DIY!
Country: Tajikistan

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.
- Support HDD size over 136.9GB.
Version 3.A
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-10-05
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.0 BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
Description - Update CPU Microcode.
- Fix system cannot recognize 4 PCI capture cards under Win2000.

Version 3.9
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-09-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.0 BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
Description - System cannot login to PXE server without floppy drive installed.
- System cannot boot by Non-DOS floppy boot disk.
- Update USB code.
Version 3.8
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-07-08
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.0 BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
Description - ATI X800Pro (R420Pro) AGP Card can't work 3DMark
- Fix CPU temperature is too high
- Update microcode
- System can't boot from SATA HDD
Version 3.7
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-05-20
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.X BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
Description - Improve S3 resume issue with Matrox G550 VGA card.
- Modify CPU temperature
- Modify NB Fan
- Update microcode
Version 3.6
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-03-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.X BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
Description - Support Prescott cpu
- Add Internal VGA SVID/SID
- Modify -12V detect.
- Support Extreme OSB logo.
- Change ICH SATA SDID/SVID.
Version 3.5
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2004-02-05
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.0 BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
Description Modify BIOS default value

Version 3.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2003-11-06
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.0 BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
Description Show L3 cache item
Version 3.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2003-11-04
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.0 BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
Description This is AMI BIOS release.
Version 3.0
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2003-10-21
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note 3.0 BIOS cannot be used on 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728) & 865G Neo2 (MS-6728G)
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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

Vista 64,Vista 32,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
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Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Drivers
Description XP/200/98SE/ME/NT Ver: 5.687.0225.2008
WinXP 64 Ver : 5.671.0601.2007
Win Vista Ver: 6.208.0729.2008
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-09-04
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Drivers
Description XP/200/98SE/ME/NT Ver: 5.687.0225.2008
WinXP 64 Ver : 5.671.0601.2007
Win Vista Ver: 6.208.0729.2008
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-09-04
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Drivers
Description XP/200/98SE/ME/NT Ver: 5.687.0225.2008
WinXP 64 Ver : 5.671.0601.2007
Win Vista Ver: 6.208.0729.2008
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2008-09-04
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
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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 5.33 MB download 2004-07-22
2.1 Korean 4.37 MB download 2004-05-04
2.1 Simplified Chinese 4.8 MB download 2004-03-11
2.1 Traditional Chinese 4.54 MB download 2004-02-26
2.1 English 5.66 MB download 2004-02-26
2.1 Japanese 4.73 MB download 2004-02-26

Test Report

CPU Support

 

CPU FSB / HT BUS Ratio Result
Pentium 4 Northwood (Extreme Edition , FSB800, L2 Cache 512KB)
Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz (SL7AA-M0) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 (Prescott, FSB800, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 2.8GHz 800 14 OK
Pentium 4 3.0GHz 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 3.2GHz 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 3.4GHz 800 17 OK
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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