945GT Speedster-A4R

Overview

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.

Detail Specifications

CPU

Intel® Core Duo, Core Solo, Celeron M Processors
Supports 3/4 pin CPU Fan Pin-Header with Fan Speed Control
Supports Intel® Dual Core Technology up 667 MHz
Supports FSB 533/ 667 MHz


Core Chipset

North Bridge: Intel® 945GT chipset
South Bridge: Intel® ICH7R chipset


Main Memory

Supports DDR2 533/667 DRAM (4GB Max.)
• Supports two 240-pin/1.8V DDR2 DIMMs


Slots

One PCI Express x16 slots
One PCI Express x 4 slot
Two PCI slots
Support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface


HDD Interface

• 1 IDE ports by ICH7R
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode

• SATA II ports by ICH7R
- Supports four SATA II device
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3.0 Gb/s

• RAID
- SATA1~4 supports RAID 0/ 1/ 0+1/ 5


Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x PS/2 mouse port
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
- 2 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN
- 1 x IEEE 1394 port
- 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x DVI + VGA connector
- 1 x S-Video + RCA connector
- 1 x 7.1 channel Audio connector

On-Board Pinheaders
- 1 IrDA pinheader
- 2 USB 2.0 pinheaders
- 1 IEEE 1394 pinheaders

 


Onboard LAN

Two PCI Express LAN GB Ethermet by two Intel 82573L


Onboard Audio

Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC880
Flexible 7.1 channel audio with jack sensing
Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spect


Onboard IEEE 1394


Chip integrated by VIA VT 6307
Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


Form Factor


Micro ATX Form Factor (24.4cm X 24.4 cm)

Mounting
9 mounting holes


Extender board (95J9)


With 2 PCI slots
Could extend U-ATX PCBA to ATX
18.016 cm x 16 cm

 

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

 

Awards

Silver Recommended Award(TOP 100 Mainboard -- Silence Category) - DOS/V Power Report
Date: 2007-00
Title: Silver Recommended Award(TOP 100 Mainboard -- Silence Category)
Review: -
Media: DOS/V Power Report
Country: Jordan
Excellent Design - PCDIY!
Date: 2006-00
Title: Excellent Design
Review: -
Media: PCDIY!
Country: Tajikistan
Editor\'s Choice Award - Hexus.net
Date: 2006-00
Title: Editor\'s Choice Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hexus.net
Country: United States

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 1.Enhance Memory Capability.
2.Add HPET feature.

Version 1.30
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2007-05-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description 1.Update VGA BIOS.
2.Add ALC-883 support.

Version 1.40
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2007-05-24
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
Description Add Intel Core 2 Duo support

Version 1.21
Type Award BIOS Release Date 2006-08-03
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
click here

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

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.
945GT Speedster-A4R Chipset driver
Description Support 945GT Speedster-A4R
Version
Type System & Chipset Drivers Release Date 2006-06-13
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
945GT Speedster-A4R LAN driver
Description Support 945GT Speedster-A4R
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2006-06-13
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
945GT Speedster-A4R sound driver
Description Support 945GT Speedster-A4R
Version
Type On-Board Audio Drivers Release Date 2006-06-13
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
945GT Speedster-A4R Grapic driver
Description Support 945GT Speedster-A4R
Version
Type On-Board VGA Drivers Release Date 2006-06-13
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
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
1.0 English 12.77 MB download 2006-04-17

Firmware

!Special Note:

The DEVICE FIRMWARES contained here are exclusively for MSI product only. MSI assumes no responsibility for any damages resulting from improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download firmware from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the firmware update. To avoid firmware update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.


Update firmware will wipe all data on tablet. MSI strongly recommends that user should prepare a backup before proceeding with firmware upgrade.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Intel LAN firmware
Description Version:2.00

Stability improve during data transfer.


Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2007-01-19
Download download File Size 0.19 MB
Note

CPU Support

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