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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

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

Basic Specifications

Socket 775
CPU (Max Support) Core 2 Duo
FSB/BCLK/Hyper Transport Bus 533/800
Chipset Intel® 945GC+ICH7
DDR2 Memory DDR2 400/533
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 2
Max Memory (GB) 4
PCI-Ex16 1
PCI-E Gen Gen1 (1x16)
PCI-Ex1 1
PCI 2
IDE 1
SATAII 4
LAN 10/100/1000*1
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) 6
Serial ports (Rear) 1
Parallel ports (Rear) 1
VGA 1
VGA Max Share Memory (MB) 128
DirectX DX9
Form Factor M-ATX

 

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

 

Detail Specifications


CPU

• Supports Socket 775 for Intel® Core 2 Duo, P4 5XX, 6XX, Pentium D 8XX, 9XX and Celeron D processors.
• Supports FSB 800/533MHz.
• Supports EIST technology.
• Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading technology.
• Supports Intel® Dual Core Technology to 800MHz and up.
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

MSI Reminds You...
• According to the Intel North Bridge 945GC chipset spec, this board supports CPU of FSB 800MHz at maximum by default . However, you may let your board running at FSB 1066MHz (Core 2 Duo CPUs) by overclocking and adjusting the CPU FSB frequency in the BIOS:
Enter BIOS setup menu and go to [Frequency/Voltage Control] --> [Adjust CPU FSB Frequency]. There you can adjust the value to [266] for the Core 2 Duo E63XX/E64XX/ E66XX/E6700 CPUs.
Please be noted that this is over-spec, and this overclocking behavior is not recommended and guaranteed.


Chipset

Intel® 945GC Chipset
- Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
- Max. resolution: 2048x1536 @75Hz, Vertical: 85Hz@ up to 1920x1440

Intel® ICH7 Chipset
- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 8 ports.
- 4 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.
- 1 channel Ultra ATA 100 bus master IDE controller.
- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.
- ACPI 2.0 compliant.


Main Memory


• Supports two unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 DRAM
• Supports dual channel DDR2 memory architecture.
• Supports DDR2 400/533 memory interface. (4GB Max)


Slots

• One PCI Express x16 slot.
• One PCI Express x1 slot
• Two 32-bit v2.3 master PCI bus slots. (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface)


On-Board IDE/SATA


• One Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controllers integrated in ICH7
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

• SATAII controller integrated in ICH7
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Can connect up to four SATAII devices.


Audio


• High Definition link controller integrated in Intel® ICH7 chip.
• Audio codec Realtek® ALC888.
- Compliant with Azalia Rev 1.0 spec.


LAN

Realtek® 8111B
- Supports 10 / 100 / 1000 Mb/s.
- Supports ACPI Power Management.


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 1 x CPU / System / Power FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Serial port header (JCOM1)
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
- 1 x ATA100 connector
- 1 x SPDIF-out connector (for HDMI graphics card only)
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Clear CMOS jumper

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


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x Parallel port
- 1 x Serial port (COM 1)
- 1 x Graphics Card port
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack


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

• 24.5cm(L) x 22.0cm(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.

 

Awards

Tested Long-Term Stability - TUV
Date: 2007-00
Title: Tested Long-Term Stability
Review: -
Media: TUV
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 - Fixed system cannot boot to DOS mode after pressed F2 key.


Version 9.3
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-08-14
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Update CPU Micro code.
Version 9.2
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-04-18
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description - Fix the Configure DRAM Timing By SPD option cannot be disabled in the BIOS.
Version 9.1
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2007-01-12
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

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000,WinServer 2003 32

!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 for 945/955/965/975/Q3x/P3x/G3x/X3x Chipsets
Description • Support for the Intel 945/955/965/975/Q3x/P3x/G3x/X3x Chipset.
• Supports 2000/XP/XP64/2003 Server/Vista32/Vista64
• Ver : 8.3.0.1013

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2008-01-16
OS WinServer 2003 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Intel INF Drivers for 945/955/965/975/Q3x/P3x/G3x/X3x Chipsets
Description • Support for the Intel 945/955/965/975/Q3x/P3x/G3x/X3x Chipset.
• Supports 2000/XP/XP64/2003 Server/Vista32/Vista64
• Ver : 8.3.0.1013

Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2008-01-16
OS Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description Network Driver
Version 7.77.1126.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2014-03-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.86 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 5.818.912.2013
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-10-30
OS XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
Realtek PCI-E Ethernet Drivers
Description
Version 6.252.1109.2012
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2013-05-10
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 5.69 MB
Note
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (NonWin8)
Description WinXP Driver Version: 5.10.0.7111
Windows 7/Vista Version: 6.0.1.7111
Version 6.0.1.7111
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2014-01-03
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 220.59 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel 945G Series VGA Drivers
Description Supports Intel 945G above chipset.
XP/2000 32: 6.14.10.4906
XP64: 6.14.10.4926
Vista32/64: 7.14.10.1409
Win7 32: 15.12.75.1825
Win7 64: 15.12.75.64.1825
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2009-07-24
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 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
4.0 Japanese 6.35 MB download 2007-05-08
4.0 Simplified Chinese 5.8 MB download 2007-04-25
4.0 Traditional Chinese 6.1 MB download 2007-01-26
4.0 English 4.38 MB download 2006-12-11

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