915GM-FR

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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Active MOS

Active MOS is proven to be able to lower components temperature on a motherboard, including those of inductors, PWM IC and capacitors.

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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Active MOS

Active MOS is proven to be able to lower components temperature on a motherboard, including those of inductors, PWM IC and capacitors.

Detail Specifications


CPU 

• Supports Intel® Pentium 4 / Celeron D processors in LGA775 package.
• Supports up to Pentium 4 5XX and Celeron D 3xx sequence processor.
• Support Intel 04B and 04A processors.
• Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset  

Intel® 915G Chipset
 - Supports FSB 800MHz.
 - Supports PCI Express x16 interface.
 - Supports Dual Channel DDR400/333 memory interface.
 - Integrated Intel GMA 900 graphics controller.

Intel® ICH6 Chipset
 - Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 8 ports.
 - 2 Serial ATA ports with transfer rate up to 1.5Gb/s.
 - PCI Express x1 interface.
 - 1 channel Ultra ATA 100 bus Master IDE controller.
 - PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
 - ACPI 2.0 Compliant.


Main Memory


Supports dual-channel function
Available bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s(DDR 400) for single-channel mode and 6.4GB/s(DDR 400)
for dual-channel mode.
Supports two unbuffered DIMM of 2.5 Volt DDR DRAM.
Supports up to 2GB memory size without ECC.


Slots 
  

One PCI Express x16 slot (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant).
One PCI Express x1 slots (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant).
Two 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface).


On-Board IDE / SATA 


Dual Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controllers integrated in ICH6.
 - Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
 - Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

Serial ATA/150 controller integrated in ICH6.
 - Up to 150MB/sec transfer speeds.
 - Can connect up to two Serial ATA devices.

VIA6410 IDE RAID Controller
 - One Channel Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE Controllers.
 - Support ATAPI IDE device.
 - Supports RAID 0, 1.
 - Connect up to 2 Ultra ATA 133 devices.

MSI Reminds You...
• The RAID setup floppy disk is optional depending on the districts. You can download the files from the website to make the setup disk.


Audio


Azalia link controller integrated in Intel® ICH6 chipset.
8-channel audio codec CMI9880L.
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec.
- Supports Multi-Streaming function.
- Supports Universal Audio Jack (only Front Audio Jack).


LAN
 

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


On-Board Peripherals 

 - 1 floppy port supports 1 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes.
 - 1 serial port.
 - 1 VGA port.
 - 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode.
 - 1 Line-In / Line-Out / MIC-In
 - 8 USB ports (Rear x 4 / Front x 4)
 - 1 RJ-45 LAN jack.

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

24.5 cm(L) x 24.5 cm(W) Micro-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 Update CPU Microcode.
Version 1.8
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2005-06-07
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Microcode for 64 bit CPU.
- Update VBIOS Reversion to 3414.
Version 1.7
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2005-02-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support Prescott 3.8GHz CPU.
- Update CPU Microcode.
Version 1.6
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-11-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Update CPU Micro Code for Prescott CPU 0F34H.
Version 1.4
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-09-08
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Fixed shutdown temperature function fail in O/S mode.

Version 1.3
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-08-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Microcode.
- Support RTL8100S LAN boot ROM.
Version 1.1
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-07-30
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description 1. This is Award BIOS release
2. New BIOS Release

Version 1.0
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-07-07
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

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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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
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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 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
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C-Media Azalia Audio Drivers
Description • HD Audio driver WHQL Pass For Win2K, WinXP
• Driver version: 5.12.01.0008.60

• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 5.12.1.9
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 33.04 MB
Note
C-Media Azalia Audio Drivers
Description • HD Audio driver WHQL Pass For Win2K, WinXP
• Driver version: 5.12.01.0008.60

• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 5.12.1.9
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 3.71 MB
Note
C-Media Azalia Audio Driver for 915GM-FR & 915PM-ILR only
Description • New Support C-Media CMI9880L Codec
• Driver version: 5.12.01.0007.36


Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2004-12-07
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA PIDE/SATA RAID Drivers & Utility
Description Win XP/2K Ver: 5.1.2600.540
Win 98/Me Ver: 2.0.950.540
Win Vista Ver: 5.11a
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2008-04-30
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA PIDE/SATA RAID Drivers & Utility
Description Win XP/2K Ver: 5.1.2600.540
Win 98/Me Ver: 2.0.950.540
Win Vista Ver: 5.11a
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2008-04-30
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
VIA PIDE/SATA RAID Drivers & Utility
Description Win XP/2K Ver: 5.1.2600.540
Win 98/Me Ver: 2.0.950.540
Win Vista Ver: 5.11a
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2008-04-30
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 915G/910GL/915GV VGA Drivers
Description • Support Win2K and XP Only
• Driver version:6.14.10.3943

• New support WinXP 64-bit OS for Intel 915G/910GL Express/915GV Express Chipset
• Driver version: 6.14.10.4384
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2005-11-23
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 915G/910GL/915GV VGA Drivers
Description • Support Win2K and XP Only
• Driver version:6.14.10.3943

• New support WinXP 64-bit OS for Intel 915G/910GL Express/915GV Express Chipset
• Driver version: 6.14.10.4384
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2005-11-23
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 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
1.1 English 7.44 MB download 2005-05-05
1.0 Traditional Chinese 7.52 MB download 2004-12-13
1.0 French 2.79 MB download 2004-10-26
CPU Clip users guide Multi-Language 1.36 MB download 2004-08-10
1.0 Japanese 5.47 MB download 2004-08-04

Test Report

CPU Support

 

CPU FSB / HT BUS Ratio Result
Pentium 4 (64-bit, Prescott, FSB800, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 521 (2.8GHz, G1, 84W) 800 14 OK
Pentium 4 531 (3.0GHz, G1, 84W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 541 (3.2GHz, G1, 84W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 551 (3.4GHz, G1, 84W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 561 (3.6GHz, E0, 115W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 571 (3.8GHz, E0, 115W) 800 19 OK
Pentium 4 (64-bit, Prescott, FSB800, L2 Cache 2MB)
Pentium 4 630 (3.0GHz, R0, 84W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 640 (3.2GHz, R0, 84W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 650 (3.4GHz, R0, 84W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 660 (3.6GHz, R0, 115W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 662 (3.6GHz, R0 ,84w) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 670 (3.8GHz, rev.R0) 800 19 OK
Pentium 4 (Prescott, FSB800, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 520(J) (2.8GHz, D0, 84W) 800 14 OK
Pentium 4 530(J) (3.0GHz, D0, 84W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 540(J) (3.2GHz, D0, 84W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 550(J) (3.4GHz, D0, 84W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 560(J) (3.6GHz, D0, 115W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
Pentium 4 (Northwood) Extreme Edition 3.4GHz, M0, 109.6W 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 (Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 505(J) (2.66GHz, D0, 84w) 533 20 OK
Pentium 4 515(J) (2.93GHz, D0, 84w) 533 22 OK
Celeron D (64-bit, Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 256KB)
Celeron D 326 (2.53GHz, G1, 84W) 533 19 OK
Celeron D 331 (2.66GHz, G1, 84W) 533 20 OK
Celeron D 341 (2.93GHz, G1, 84W) 533 22 OK
Celeron D 351 (3.2GHz, G1, 84W) 533 24 OK
Celeron D (Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 256KB)
Celeron D 325J (2.53GHz, E0, 84w) 533 19 OK
Celeron D 330J (2.66GHz, E0, 84w) 533 20 OK
Celeron D 335J (2.8GHz, E0, 84w) 533 21 OK
Celeron D 340J (2.93GHz, E0, 84w) 533 22 OK

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