945P Neo

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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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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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.

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

featurePic

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

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.
featurePic

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.

Detail Specifications


CPU  

• Supports Socket 775 for Intel® P4 5XX, 6XX, P4EE, Pentium D 8XX and Celeron D processors.
• 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.


Chipset

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

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 four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDRII DRAM
• Supports up to 4GB memory size.
• Supports dual channel DDRII memory architecture.
• Supports DDR2 400/533/667 memory interface.


Slots  

• One PCI Express x16 slot. (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Two PCI Express x1 slots. (support 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 


• 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 300MB/sec transfer speed.
- Can connect up to four SATAII devices.


Audio 

• High Definition link controller integrated in Intel® ICH7 chip.
Audio codec Realtek® ALC882.
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec.
- Supports DTS effect.


LAN 

Intel® 82573L PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
- Supports 10 / 100 / 1000 Mb/s.
- Compliane with PCI 2.2.
- Supports ACPI Power Management.


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 4-pin VGA power connector
- 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- CPU / System / Power / NB FAN connectors
- CD-in connector
- Clear CMOS jumper
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Front panel connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
- 4 x Serial ATA connectors
- 1 x ATA100 HD connectors

MSI Reminds You...
• All power connectors, ATX1 (24 Pin) & JPW1 (8 Pin, for CPU Power ) & ATX2 (4 pin, for PCI-E VGA) must be attached to this model to ensure operation of the Motherboard.
A Power Supply of 350 watts, or above, is highly recommended for system stability.
ATX 12V power connection should be 18A or greater.
• The floppy disk cable will be optional.


Back Panel I/O Ports 

- 1 x Parallel port
- 1 x Serial port (COM 1)
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 mouse
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF out
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack (S/SPDIF out)
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jacks


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

• 30cm(L) x 24.5cm(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

Slilver Award - Brainbox
Date: 2005-00
Title: Slilver Award
Review: -
Media: Brainbox
Country: Mauritius
Editor's Choice - Bodnara
Date: 2005-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: Bodnara
Country: Mauritius

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

Click here to read the instruction

Driver

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,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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Intel Gigabit Ethernet Drivers
Description • Driver version: 14.8.3
Version
Type On-Board LAN Drivers Release Date 2010-01-20
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 24.75 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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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
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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
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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 English 19.82 MB download 2006-07-03
1.0 Traditional Chinese 8.27 MB download 2006-02-15
1.1 Multi-Language 10.84 MB download 2005-06-30
1.0 Japanese 27.17 MB download 2005-06-27
1.1 Simplified Chinese 11.92 MB download 2005-06-27

Test Report

CPU Support


CPU FSB / HT BUS Ratio Result
entium D (65nm, Presler, Dual Core, FSB800, L2 Cache 2x2MB)
Pentium D 920 (2.8GHz, B1, 95W) 800 14 OK
Pentium D 925 (3.0GHz, D0, 95W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 930 (3.0GHz, B1, 95W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 930 (3.0GHz, C1, 95W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 935 (3.2GHz, D0, 95W) 800 16 OK
Pentium D 940 (3.2GHz, B1, 130W) 800 16 OK
Pentium D 940 (3.2GHz, C1, 95W) 800 16 OK
Pentium D 945 (3.4GHz, D0, 95W) 800 17 OK
Pentium D 950 (3.4GHz, B1, 130W) 800 17 OK
Pentium D 950 (3.4GHz, C1, 95W) 800 17 OK
Pentium D 950 (3.4GHz, D0, 95W) 800 17 OK
Pentium D (64-bit, Smithfield, Dual Core, FSB533, L2 Cache 2x1MB)
Pentium D 805 (2.66GHz, B0, 95W) 533 20 OK
Pentium D (64-bit, Smithfield, Dual Core, FSB800, L2 Cache 2x1MB)
Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, A, 95W) 800 14 OK
Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, B0, 95W) 800 14 OK
Pentium D 830 (3.0GHz, A, 130W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 830 (3.0GHz, B, 130W) 800 15 OK
Pentium D 840 (3.2GHz, A, 130W) 800 16 OK
Pentium D 840 (3.2GHz, B, 130W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 (65nm, Cedar Mill, FSB800, L2 Cache 2MB)
Pentium 4 631 (3.0GHz, B1, 86W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 631 (3.0GHz, C1, 86W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 631 (3.0GHz, D0, 65W) 800 15 OK
Pentium 4 641 (3.2GHz, B1, 86W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 641 (3.2GHz, C1, 86W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 641 (3.2GHz, D0, 65W) 800 16 OK
Pentium 4 651 (3.4GHz, B1, 86W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 651 (3.4GHz, C1, 86W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 651 (3.4GHz, D0, 65W) 800 17 OK
Pentium 4 661 (3.6GHz, B1, 86W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 661 (3.6GHz, C1, 86W) 800 18 OK
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 4 662 (3.6GHz, R0, 115W) 800 18 OK
Pentium 4 670 (3.8GHz, rev.R0) 800 19 OK
Pentium 4 672 (3.8GHz, R0, 115W) 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) 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 (Cedar Mill, FSB533, L2 Cache 512KB)
Celeron D 347 (3.06GHz, C1, 86w) 533 23 OK
Celeron D 347 (3.06GHz, D0, 65w) 533 23 OK
Celeron D 352 (3.2GHz, C1, 86w) 533 24 OK
Celeron D 352 (3.2GHz, D0, 65w) 533 24 OK
Celeron D 356 (3.33GHz, C1, 86w) 533 25 OK
Celeron D 356 (3.33GHz, D0, 65w) 533 25 OK
Celeron D 360 (3.46GHz, D0, 65w) 533 26 OK
Celeron D 365 (3.6GHz, D0, 65W) 533 27 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
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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