945GM2-FR/ FI/ F

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

Detail Specifications


CPU

• Supports Socket 775 for Intel® P4 5XX, 6XX, P4EE, Pentium D 8XX and Celeron D processors. (without Pentium EE 840)
• Supports FSB 1066/800/533MHz.
• 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.


Model
945GM2-FR
945GM2-FR H
945GM2-FI
945GM2-FI H
945GM2-F
945GM2-F H
PCB Version
1.0
301
1.0
301
1.0
301
BIOS
1.xx only
1.xx only
1.xx only
1.xx only
1.xx only
1.xx only
Network
GBE LAN, SATA RAID
GBE LAN, IEEE1394
GBE LAN
RoHS pass
NO
NO
NO


Chipset

Intel® 945G Chipset
- Supports FSB 533/800/1066MHz.
- Integrated Intel® GMA 950 graphics core
- Supports PCI Express x 16 graphics interface.
- Supports dual channel, DDR2 400/533/667

Intel® ICH7/ICH7R 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.
- Supports AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Matrix RAID. (ICH7R only)


Main Memory


• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDRII DRAM
• Supports up to 4GB memory size.
• Supports dual channel DDRII memory architecture.
• Supports DDRII 533/667 memory interface.


Slots

• One PCI Express x16 slot. (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• One PCI Express x4 slots.
• 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/ICH7R
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

• SATAII controller integrated in ICH7/ICH7R
- Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed.
- Can connect up to four SATAII devices.
- Supports AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Matrix RAID. (ICH7R only)

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.
• ICH7R with RAID function only available on
945GM2-FR


Audio

• High Definition link controller integrated in Intel® ICH7/ICH7R chip.
• Audio codec Realtek® ALC880.
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec.


LAN

Realtek® RTL8110S
- Supports 10 / 100 / 1000 Mb/s.
- Compliane with PCI 2.2.
- Supports ACPI Power Management.


IEEE1394


VIA® 6307 chipset
- Supports up to two 1394 ports. (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
- Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps

IEEE1394 only available on 945GM2-FI


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin VGA power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU / System FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Serial port header (COM2)
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
- 1 x IEEE1394 connector support additional 1 ports (optional)
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATA connectors
- 1 x ATA100 HD connectors
- Wake on LAN connector
- 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 VGA port
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack (S/SPDIF out)
- 1 x IEEE1394 port (optional)
- 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

• 24.4cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) Micro-ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 8 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

Top 10 (1st Place)
 - CHIP Test & Kauf
Date: 2006-00
Title: Top 10 (1st Place)
Review: -
Media: CHIP Test & Kauf
Country: Germany
Best Buy
 - CHIP Test & Kauf
Date: 2006-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: -
Media: CHIP Test & Kauf
Country: Germany
Top 10 (2nd Place)
 - CHIP Test & Kauf
Date: 2006-00
Title: Top 10 (2nd Place)
Review: -
Media: CHIP Test & Kauf
Country: Germany
Best Buy
 - CHIP Test & Kauf
Date: 2006-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: -
Media: CHIP Test & Kauf
Country: Germany
Best Buy - CHIP Online
Date: 2006-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: >Open
Media: CHIP Online
Country: Germany

BIOS

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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

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Driver

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,WinServer 2003 32,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 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 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
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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 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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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
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Intel ICH7R/ICH8R SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description Intel ICH7R/ICH8R SATA RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-08-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Intel ICH7R/ICH8R SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
Description Intel ICH7R/ICH8R SATA RAID driver
1. Extract the file and Copy all files to the floppy.
2. Press F6 to install driver through the floppy when booting and loading RAID function.
Version
Type On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers Release Date 2006-08-29
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Intel IAA RAID Edition for ICH7R
Description 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 2005-06-22
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
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Intel IAA RAID Edition for ICH7R
Description 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 2005-06-22
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Intel IAA RAID Edition for ICH7R
Description 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 2005-06-22
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
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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
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Manual

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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
1.0 Simplified Chinese 8.71 MB download 2006-02-15
1.0 English 5.45 MB download 2005-11-10
1.0 Japanese 14.83 MB download 2005-11-10
1.0 Traditional Chinese 8.95 MB download 2005-11-10

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