925XE Neo Platinum

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.
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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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D.O.T

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.
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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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DIGI Cell

This program is a kind of control center for the motherboard. DigiCell has its own tools for monitoring network connections. And it has an integrated Power On Agent utility that can start up and shut down the computer according to a schedule.
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Safe BIOS

SafeBIOS will automatically restore BIOS from backup area, whenever it fails during BIOS update or virus attacks.
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Cell Menu

The Cell Menu provides overclocking function with detailed voltage adjustment.
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V Power

V Power is MSI's hardware solution for solid stability and under high-speed processing. V Power can accurately supply current with accurate voltage.

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.
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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.
featurePic

D.O.T

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.
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.
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DIGI Cell

This program is a kind of control center for the motherboard. DigiCell has its own tools for monitoring network connections. And it has an integrated Power On Agent utility that can start up and shut down the computer according to a schedule.
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Safe BIOS

SafeBIOS will automatically restore BIOS from backup area, whenever it fails during BIOS update or virus attacks.
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Cell Menu

The Cell Menu provides overclocking function with detailed voltage adjustment.
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V Power

V Power is MSI's hardware solution for solid stability and under high-speed processing. V Power can accurately supply current with accurate voltage.

Detail Specifications

CPU

• Supports Intel® Pentium 4 (Prescott, P4EE) processors in LGA775 package.
• Supports up to Pentium 4 5XX and 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® 925XE Chipset
 - Supports FSB 800MHz & 1066MHz
 - Supports PCI Express x16 interface.
 - Supports DDR2 400/533 memory interface.
 - Support dual channel memory architecture.

Intel® ICH6R Chipset
 - Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 8 ports.
 - 4 Serial ATA ports with transfer rate up to 1.5Gb/s.
 - 1 channel Ultra ATA 100 bus Master IDE controller.
 - PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
 - ACPI 2.0 Compliant.
 - Serial ATA 150 RAID 0, RAID 1 and Matrix RAID.
 - Integrated AHCI controller.


Main Memory


Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 DRAM
Supports up to 4GB memory size.*
Supports Dual channel DDR2 memory architecture.
Supports DDR2 400/533 memory interface.

*Depending on the type of memory used, it is not always possible to physically address the entire 4GB, you may found that you can only address up to 3.5GB, 3.8GB etc. This is a chipset limitation rather than BIOS or motherboard design. 


Slots


One PCI Express x16 slot (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant).
Two PCI Express x1 slots (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant).
Three 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 ICH6R.
 - Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
 - Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

Serial ATA/150 controller integrated in ICH6R.
 - Up to 150MB/sec transfer speeds.
 - Can connect up to four Serial ATA devices.
 - Supports AHCI controller with SATA Raid 0, Raid 1 and Matrix Raid.
 - Supports SATA hot plug.

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.


IDE RAID


VIA6410 IDE RAID Controller
 - Two Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE Controllers.
 - Supports RAID 0, 1 and 0+1.
 - Connect up to 4 Ultra ATA 133 devices.


Audio

Azalia link controller integrated in Intel® ICH6R 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


Broadcom® BCM5751 PCI-E Gb LAN Controller
 - PCI Express bus Spec 1.0a compliant.
 - x1 PCI Express interface with 2.5 Gb/s bandwidth.
 - 10/100/1000 IEEE 802.3 compliant.

Intel® 82562EZ 10/100 PHY LAN controller
 - 10/100 IEEE 802.1 compliant.


On-Board Peripherals

 - 1 floppy port supports 1 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
 - 1 serial port
 - 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
 - 1 Line-In / Line-Out / MIC-In / Rear Speaker Out / Center-Subwoofer Speaker Out
    / SPDIF-Out optical and coaxial audio port
 - 8 USB ports (Rear x 4 / Front x 4)
 - 2 RJ-45 LAN jack
 - 1 mini IEEE 1394 port.

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 24.4 cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

9 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

Best Buy - Commart
Date: 2006-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: -
Media: Commart
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Best Performance - www.zenha.net
Date: 2005-00
Title: Best Performance
Review: >Open
Media: www.zenha.net
Country: China
Best Editor's Choice (for LGA 775 Category)
Silver Recommended - www.oc.com.tw
Date: 2005-00
Title: Best Editor's Choice (for LGA 775 Category) Silver Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: www.oc.com.tw
Country: Tajikistan
Best Budget - PC Praxis
Date: 2005-00
Title: Best Budget
Review: -
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany

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 Micro code.
Version 1.7
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2005-08-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Correct SATA Port number string display error in SETUP.
Version 1.6
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2005-03-17
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.
Version 1.5
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2005-02-23
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Microcode.
- Support Winbond 8M flash part in dual BIOS function.
Version 1.4
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-12-16
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Support CPU up to 3.8GHz.
- Support Prescott 64 bit CPU.
- Support MSI CoreCenter.
Version 1.3
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2004-11-04
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,Other

!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 10/100 Ethernet Drivers
Description • New support ICH6 Chipset w/ 82562 LAN Chip
• WHQL Pass for Win2K and XP
• Driver version: 7.1.12.0

• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 8.0.27.0

Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2006-08-17
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 10/100 Ethernet Drivers
Description • New support ICH6 Chipset w/ 82562 LAN Chip
• WHQL Pass for Win2K and XP
• Driver version: 7.1.12.0

• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 8.0.27.0

Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2006-08-17
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Broadcom BCM5751 LAN Drivers
Description • New Support Boardcom BCM5751 LAN Chip
• Driver version: 7.67.0.0


• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 8.27.1.0
Warning: The 64-bit driver is in beta stage and may be unstable. Install at your own risk.
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Broadcom BCM5751 LAN Drivers
Description • New Support Boardcom BCM5751 LAN Chip
• Driver version: 7.67.0.0


• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 8.27.1.0
Warning: The 64-bit driver is in beta stage and may be unstable. Install at your own risk.
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Broadcom BCM5751 LAN Drivers
Description • New Support Boardcom BCM5751 LAN Chip
• Driver version: 7.67.0.0


• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 8.27.1.0
Warning: The 64-bit driver is in beta stage and may be unstable. Install at your own risk.
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Broadcom BCM5751 LAN Drivers
Description • New Support Boardcom BCM5751 LAN Chip
• Driver version: 7.67.0.0


• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 8.27.1.0
Warning: The 64-bit driver is in beta stage and may be unstable. Install at your own risk.
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS Other
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Broadcom BCM5751 LAN Drivers
Description • New Support Boardcom BCM5751 LAN Chip
• Driver version: 7.67.0.0


• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 8.27.1.0
Warning: The 64-bit driver is in beta stage and may be unstable. Install at your own risk.
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
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
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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 64
Download download File Size 3.71 MB
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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
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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 IAA RAID Edition for ICH6R
Description • WHQL Pass for Win2K/XP/Server 2003
• New Support Intel ICH6R (FW82801FR) Chipset
• Support Win2K / WinXP / Server 2003 only
• Uility Version: 4.5.0.6515 (WinXP/2000)
• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 5.0.0.1032
• Vista32 Ver : 6.2.0.2002
• Vista64 Ver : 5.0.0.1032
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel IAA RAID Edition for ICH6R
Description • WHQL Pass for Win2K/XP/Server 2003
• New Support Intel ICH6R (FW82801FR) Chipset
• Support Win2K / WinXP / Server 2003 only
• Uility Version: 4.5.0.6515 (WinXP/2000)
• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 5.0.0.1032
• Vista32 Ver : 6.2.0.2002
• Vista64 Ver : 5.0.0.1032
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel IAA RAID Edition for ICH6R
Description • WHQL Pass for Win2K/XP/Server 2003
• New Support Intel ICH6R (FW82801FR) Chipset
• Support Win2K / WinXP / Server 2003 only
• Uility Version: 4.5.0.6515 (WinXP/2000)
• New support WinXP 64-bit OS, version: 5.0.0.1032
• Vista32 Ver : 6.2.0.2002
• Vista64 Ver : 5.0.0.1032
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS XP 64
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
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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
MSI DigiCell
Description MSI Motherboard/Audio/Communication/MegaStick integrated utility

Version 1.25.00.00
Type Utility Release Date 2007-03-16
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 13.2 MB
Note
MSI DigiCell
Description MSI Motherboard/Audio/Communication/MegaStick integrated utility

Version 1.25.00.00
Type Utility Release Date 2007-03-16
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 13.2 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
1.2 Traditional Chinese 13.25 MB download 2004-12-13
Quick Guide Multi-Language 4.06 MB download 2004-11-16
1.3 English 9.48 MB download 2004-10-29

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 4 570(J) (3.8GHz, E0, 115w) 800 19 OK
Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
Pentium 4 (Northwood) Extreme Edition 3.4GHz, M0, 109.6W 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 (Prescott) Extreme Edition 3.73GHz, N0, 115W 1066 14 OK
Pentium 4 (64Bit, Prescott, FSB533, L2 Cache 1MB)
Pentium 4 506 (2.66GHz, G1, 84W) 533 20 OK
Pentium 4 511 (2.8GHz, G1, 84W) 533 21 OK
Pentium 4 516 (2.93GHz, G1, 84W) 533 22 OK
Pentium 4 517 (2.93GHz, G1, 84W) 533 22 OK
Pentium 4 519K (3.06GHz, G1, 84W) 533 23 OK
Pentium 4 524 (3.06GHz, G1, 84W) 533 23 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 336 (2.80GHz, G1, 84W) 533 21 OK
Celeron D 341 (2.93GHz, G1, 84W) 533 22 OK
Celeron D 346 (3.06GHz, G1, 84W) 533 23 OK
Celeron D 351 (3.2GHz, G1, 84W) 533 24 OK
Celeron D 355 (3.33GHz, G1, 73W) 533 25 OK

Sales Inquiry

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